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Prostate Cancer

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  • You must score 70% or better to pass this test.
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1. In the United States, prostate cancer is most common in which racial group?

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2. According to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), the 5-year survival rate for male patients with local and regional prostate cancers is almost:

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3. Prostate cancer that has spread to nearby areas including lymph nodes is considered to be:

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4. The highest percentage of prostate cancers begin to develop in which internal division of the gland?

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5. The main function of the prostate gland is to:

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6. Which is a true statement about prostate-specific antigen (PSA)?

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7. Which body chemical is the most significant stimulant for prostate growth, differentiation, and maintenance?

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8. A cancer that develops from the epithelial cells that form glands is called:

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9. Which is a true statement concerning benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)?

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10. Which man is at higher risk for developing prostate cancer?

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11. Which is a true statement about the prevention of prostate cancer?

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12. Which is a true statement about the signs and symptoms of prostate cancer?

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13. A male patient asks what he will feel during a digital rectal examination (DRE). Which is the best reply?

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14. A 50-year-old male patient brings up all the varying points he has read about PSA testing and asks the nurse what he should do. The nurse’s best reply is to state:

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15. A test that detects an RNA fragment and another genetic marker present in the urine of men who have prostate cancer is the:

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16. A scanning technology that allows a provider to more accurately direct biopsy needles to sample prostate tissue is:

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17. Which is a true statement about prostate biopsy?

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18. The nurse providing discharge instructions to a male patient who just had a prostate biopsy tells the patient he should notify his primary care provider right away if he:

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19. The nurse caring for a patient after prostate biopsy:

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20. The Tumor-Node-Metastasis (TNM) staging system for prostate cancer indicates the:

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21. A male patient who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer asks the clinic nurse to explain when watchful waiting is most often utilized. The nurse states that watchful waiting is often a treatment option:

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22. When a patient asks about possible side effects of radical prostatectomy, the clinician discusses:

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23. When preparing a patient for prostate surgery, the nurse’s most important role at this time is:

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24. Radiation therapy for prostate cancer:

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25. Patients receiving brachytherapy should be instructed to:

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26. Which is a true statement about cryotherapy relative to other treatment options for prostate cancer?

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27. The best candidate to receive androgen-deprivation therapy is the prostate cancer patient with:

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28. A patient with metastatic prostate cancer is scheduled for an orchiectomy next week. Which possible side effect associated with this surgery does the provider discuss with him?

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29. Which treatment for metastatic prostate cancer uses the vaccine Sipuleucel-T (Provenge)?

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30. In a physician’s office or clinic, a nurse’s initial encounter with the patient who has prostate cancer includes assessing the patient’s:

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31. Before being discharged from the hospital following a prostatectomy, the patient states how anxious he is about taking care of himself when he gets home. The discharge nurse’s best approach in responding to the patient is to:

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32. Clinicians who are working with patients and their partners experiencing sexual dysfunction should counsel them that:

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33. Clinicians working with a patient experiencing incontinence should instruct the patient to:

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34. The most effective treatment to regain urinary control is:

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35. Occupational and physical therapists manage which side effect of chemotherapy that results from nerve damage?


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