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Sunday 27 March 2022

Cancer and Oncology Q 12

Which information noted by the nurse reviewing the laboratory results of a patient who is receiving chemotherapy is most important to report to the health care provider?
    A. WBC count of 1700/µl
    B. Platelets of 65,000/µl
    C. Hemoglobin of 10 g/L
    D. Serum creatinine level of 1.2 mg/dl

Correct Answer: A. WBC count of 1700/µl

Option A: Neutropenia places the patient at risk for severe infection and is an indication that the chemotherapy dose may need to be lower or that white blood cell (WBC) growth factors such as filgrastim (Neupogen) are needed.

Options B, C, and D: The other laboratory data do not indicate any immediate life-threatening adverse effects of the chemotherapy.

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