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Sunday 27 March 2022

Cancer and Oncology Q 34



The nurse is interviewing a male client about his past medical history. Which preexisting condition may lead the nurse to suspect that a client has colorectal cancer?
  
    A. Polyps
    B. Weight gain
    C. Hemorrhoids
    D. Duodenal ulcers
    
    

Correct Answer: A. Polyps

Option A: Colorectal polyps are common with colon cancer. These polyps can develop into cancer over time depending on the type of polyps such as adenomatous polyps and sessile serrated polyps.

Option B: Weight loss — not gain — is an indication of colorectal cancer.
Options C and D: Duodenal ulcers and hemorrhoids aren’t preexisting conditions of colorectal cancer.

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