Cancer and Oncology Q 150 - Gyan Darpan : Learning Portal
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Thursday 24 March 2022

Cancer and Oncology Q 150

A patient who is receiving interleukin-2 (IL-2) therapy (Proleukin) complains to the nurse about all of these symptoms. Which one is most important to report to the health care provider?
    A. Decreased appetite
    B. Generalized aches
    C. Dyspnea
    D. Insomnia

Correct Answer: C. Dyspnea

Option C: Dyspnea may indicate capillary leak syndrome and pulmonary edema, which requires rapid treatment.

Options A, B, and D: The other symptoms are common with IL-2 therapy, and the nurse should teach the patient that these are common adverse effects that will resolve at the end of the therapy.

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