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Saturday 26 March 2022

Cancer and Oncology Q 88

A client is diagnosed with progressive prostate cancer. The nurse expects which drug is given?
    A. Arimidex (anastrozole)
    B. Emcyt (estramustine)
    C. Taxol (paclitaxel)
    D. Camptosar (irinotecan)

Correct Answer: B. Emcyt (estramustine)

Option B: Emcyt (estramustine)– is used as a palliative treatment of metastatic and progressive prostate cancer.

Option A: Arimidex (anastrozole)- is used in the treatment of advanced breast cancer in post-menopausal women following tamoxifen therapy.
Option C: Taxol (paclitaxel) is given as a treatment for ovarian cancer, breast cancer, and AIDS-related to Kaposi’s sarcoma.
Option D: Camptosar (irinotecan) is indicated in the treatment of metastatic colon or rectal cancer after treatment with 5-FU.

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