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Thursday, 24 March 2022

Cancer and Oncology Q 139

The male client is receiving external radiation to the neck for cancer of the larynx. The most likely side effect to be expected is:
    A. Diarrhea
    B. Dyspnea
    C. Constipation
    D. Sore throat

Correct Answer: D. Sore throat

Option D: In general, only the area in the treatment field is affected by the radiation. Skin reactions, fatigue, nausea, and anorexia may occur with radiation to any site, whereas other side effects occur only when specific areas are involved in treatment. A client receiving radiation to the larynx is most likely to experience a sore throat.

Options A and C: May occur with radiation to the gastrointestinal tract.
Option B: Dyspnea may occur with lung involvement.

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