Cancer and Oncology Q 69 - Gyan Darpan : Learning Portal
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Saturday 26 March 2022

Cancer and Oncology Q 69

A client is taking Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) for the treatment of lymphoma. The nurse is very cautious in administering the medication because this drug poses the fatal side effect of:
    A. Sterility
    B. Hemorrhagic cystitis
    C. Myeloma
    D. Alopecia

Correct Answer: B. Hemorrhagic cystitis

Option B: Cyclophosphamide when broken down by the body into a substance called acrolein which is excreted into the urine causing irritation in the lining of the bladder (hemorrhagic cystitis).

Options A and D: Sterility and alopecia are common side effects of the drug but is only temporary.
Option C: Myeloma is an indication for giving this medication.

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