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Friday, 25 March 2022

Cancer and Oncology Q 123

The oncology nurse specialist provides an educational session to nursing staff regarding the characteristics of Hodgkin’s disease. The nurse determines that further education is needed if a nursing staff member states which of the following is characteristic of the disease?
    A. Prognosis depends on the stage of the disease
    B. Occurs most often in the older client
    C. Presence of Reed-Sternberg cells
    D. Involvement of lymph nodes, spleen, and liver

Correct Answer: B. Occurs most often in the older client

Option B: Hodgkin’s disease is a disorder of young people up to age 40 and among adults. It is more common in adolescents between the ages of 15 and 19.

Option A: Hodgkin’s lymphoma prognosis depends on the stage of the disease. It is treatable in the early stages of the stages.
Option C: Hodgkin’s disease is marked by the presence of Reed-Sternberg cells which are the abnormal B lymphocytes (WBC that produces antibodies that are essential in combating infections).
Option D: The disease spread through the lymph vessels from lymph node to lymph node. It can also travel to other parts such as the lung, liver, and spleen.

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