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Colon CA MedSurg

Colon cancer nursing care in Med Surg

Most colon cancers are: sarcomas, carcinomas, adenocarcinomas, or myelomas? Adenocarcinomas
Which age population is most at risk for colon cancer? 50 years and older
Familial _____ _____ can lead to Colon cancer Adenomatous polyposis
Dietary improvements can help decrease the risk of colon CA. T or F? True
What are two diagnostic tests done to determine colon cancer? FOBT and colonoscopy
Aspirin is contraindicated in colon cancer prevention? False. Aspirin can help with prevention
The nurse knows that a pt w/ colon cancer will be put on which supplement? potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium? Calcium
Which of the following is not a symptom of colon cancer? Diarrhea, Palpable mass in abdomen, anemia, rectal bleeding? Diarrhea. Constipation is more common. The rest are all signs of colon cancer.
H/H is usually (increased/decreased), FOBT is (pos/neg), CEA is (inc/dec) in colon cancer? Decreased, positive, increased
Tumor invades up to muslce layer. I, II, III, or IV? Stage I
tumor invades up to other organs or perorates peritoneum. I, II, III, or IV? Stage II
Any level of tumor invasion and up to 4 regional lymph nodes. I, II, III, or IV? Sage III
Any level of tumor invasion; many lymph nodes affected with distant metastasis. I, II, III, or IV? Stage IV
Is there a risk of sexual or urinary dysfunction involved with colon cancer surgery? Yes
Created by: Blitzkid22
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