cancer that begins in the skin and tissue that lines or covers internal organs
cancer that begins in bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, or other connective or supportive tissue.
What are the 7 signs of cancer
C hange in bowel habits
A sore that does not heal
U nusual bleeding or discharge from body
T hickening or a lump in the breast or elsewhere
Indigestion or difficulty swallowing
O bvious change in wart or mole
N agging cough or hoarseness
What is the only difinitive means of diagnosing cancer
What is the name of a cancer that begins in the cells of the immune system?
lymphoma or myloma
cancer that starts in blood-forming tissue such as the bone marrow and causes large numbers of abnormal blood cells to be produced and enter the blood.
What are the 3 main factors that cancers are staged on
The size of the primary tumor
Whether the tumor has spread to the lymph nodes
Whether the tumor has spread to distnant areas
extreme body wasting and malnutrition
What is Prophylactic surgery
the removal of “at-risk” tissue to prevent cancer development.
What is diagnostic surgery
removal of all or part of a suspected lesion for examination and testing. It provides proof of the presence of cancer.
focused on removal of all cancer tissue.
What is cancer control or cytoreductive surgery?
removing part of the tumor and leaving a known amount of gross tumor. It is also known as “debulking” surgery and alone cannot result in a cure. It decreases the number of cancer cells and increases the chances that other therapies can be successful.
What is external beam radiation
delivery of radation from some distance from the target area
What is internal beam radiation
Involves placement of specially prepared radioisotopes directly into or near the tumor itself or into the systemic circulation.
Why is chemotherapy administered through a central line?
to prevent necrosis
When should an antiemetic be administered? Before or after chemo?
What is the normal neutrophil count
less than 500
if thrombocyte count falls below _____, it is life threatening
An appropriate nursing intervention to promote nutrition
in a cancer pt is:
encourage protein for immune system and normal cell recovery
For what cancers are bone marrow transplants used for?
Why are they used with chemo?
Leukemia, multiple myloma, and lymphoma
to wipe out immune system so the marrow can be transplanted
Where are tumor markers usually found
blood or urine
Carcinoembyonic antigen (CEA)
Bladder tumor antigen(BTA)
Prostatic Specific Antigen (PSA)
§Tumor Necrosis Factor
are all examples of what