In this nursing test bank, review cancer and oncology nursing concepts with these NCLEX practice questions. Test your competence in the assessment, diagnosis, and nursing management of patients with cancer. This quiz aims to help student nurses grasp and master the concepts of oncology nursing.
Cancer & Oncology Nursing NCLEX Practice Quizzez
Included topics in this NCLEX practice questions (with rationales) for cancer and oncology nursing are oncology nursing, Hodgkin’s disease, lung cancer, nursing care of patients undergoing chemotherapy, brachytherapy, laryngeal cancer, colon cancer, and more! This nursing test bank includes 170 practice questions divided into four parts.
Quizzes included in this guide are:
- Cancer and Oncology Nursing NCLEX Practice | Quiz #1: 50 Questions
- Cancer and Oncology Nursing NCLEX Practice | Quiz #2: 50 Questions
- Cancer and Oncology Nursing NCLEX Practice | Quiz #3: 50 Questions
- Cancer and Oncology Nursing NCLEX Practice | Quiz #4: 50 Questions
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Cancer and Oncology Nursing NCLEX Practice | Quiz #1: 50 Questions
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Question 1 of 50
A diagnosis of Hodgkin’s disease was made to a 58- year old man and is admitted for the initial cycle of chemotherapy. During the hospitalization, the nurse should watch out for the following complication, except?CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 50
The nurse is reviewing the chart of a client who is newly diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Which of the following laboratory values is expected to be seen?CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 50
Maria was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Upon the early diagnosis, the nurse will expect which of the following areas is often involved?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 50
According to a standard staging classification of Hodgkin’s disease, which of the following criteria reflects stage III?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 50
Angela, a clinical instructor is conducting a lecture about chemotherapy. Which of the following statements is correct about the rate of cell growth in relation to chemotherapy?CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 50
A 40-year-old male diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia finished his first cycle of chemotherapy. Which of the following statements by the nurse is wrong?CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 50
A client with leukemia has neutropenia. Which of the following functions must be frequently assessed?CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 50
Which of the following clients is most at risk for developing multiple myeloma?CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 50
Which of the following substances has abnormal values early in the course of multiple myeloma (MM)?CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 50
Nurse Andrei is caring for a client with multiple myeloma. During the review of the laboratory results. The nurse will monitor the client for which of the following conditions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 50
Giving instructions for breast self-examination is particularly important for clients with which of the following medical problems?CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 50
During a routine physical examination, a firm mass is palpated in the right breast of a 35-year-old woman. Which of the following findings or client history would suggest cancer of the breast as opposed to fibrocystic disease?CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 50
The client with which of the following types of lung cancer has the best prognosis?CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 50
Warning signs and symptoms of lung cancer include persistent cough, bloody sputum, dyspnea, and which of the other following symptoms?CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 50
A centrally located tumor would produce which of the following symptoms?CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 50
Which of the following interventions is the key to increasing the survival rates of clients with lung cancer?CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 50
A client has been diagnosed with lung cancer and requires a wedge resection. How much of the lung is removed?CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 50
When a client has a lobectomy, what fills the space where the lobe was?CorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 50
Which of the following is the primary goal for surgical resection of lung cancer?CorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 50
If the client with lung cancer also has preexisting pulmonary disease, which of the following statements best describes the extent of a surgery that can be performed?CorrectIncorrect
Question 21 of 50
The client with a benign lung tumor is treated in which of the following ways?CorrectIncorrect
Question 22 of 50
In the client with terminal lung cancer, the focus of nursing care is on which of the following nursing interventions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 23 of 50
What are the three most important prognostic factors in determining long-term survival for children with acute leukemia?CorrectIncorrect
Question 24 of 50
Which of the following complications are three main consequences of leukemia?CorrectIncorrect
Question 25 of 50
A child is seen in the pediatrician’s office for complaints of bone and joint pain. Which of the following other assessment findings may suggest leukemia?CorrectIncorrect
Question 26 of 50
Which of the following assessment findings in a client with leukemia would indicate that cancer has invaded the brain?CorrectIncorrect
Question 27 of 50
Which of the following types of leukemia carries the best prognosis?CorrectIncorrect
Question 28 of 50
Which of the following is the reason to perform a spinal tap on a client newly diagnosed with leukemia?CorrectIncorrect
Question 29 of 50
Joseph who had a history of long-term smoking and alcoholism is diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer. He is admitted into the chemo unit for the initiation of chemotherapy. Which of the following tests is performed before the infusion of chemotherapeutic agents?CorrectIncorrect
Question 30 of 50
Which of the following immunizations should not be given to a 4-month-old sibling of a client with leukemia?CorrectIncorrect
Question 31 of 50
Which of the following medications usually is given to a client with leukemia as prophylaxis against P. carinii pneumonia?CorrectIncorrect
Question 32 of 50
In which of the following diseases would bone marrow transplantation not be indicated in a newly diagnosed client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 33 of 50
Which of the following treatment measures should be implemented for a child with leukemia who has been exposed to the chickenpox?CorrectIncorrect
Question 34 of 50
Nausea and vomiting are common adverse effects of radiation and chemotherapy. When should a nurse administer antiemetics?CorrectIncorrect
Question 35 of 50
Parents of pediatric clients who undergo irradiation involving the central nervous system should be warned about postirradiation somnolence. When does this neurologic syndrome usually occur?CorrectIncorrect
Question 36 of 50
The nurse is instructing the client to perform a testicular self-examination. The nurse tells the client:CorrectIncorrect
Question 37 of 50
The community nurse is conducting a health promotion program at a local school and is discussing the risk factors associated with cancer. Which of the following, if identified by the client as a risk factor, indicates a need for further instructions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 38 of 50
The client with cancer is receiving chemotherapy and develops thrombocytopenia. The nurse identifies which intervention is the highest priority in the nursing plan of care?CorrectIncorrect
Question 39 of 50
A client is diagnosed with multiple myeloma. The client asks the nurse about the diagnosis. The nurse bases the response on which of the following descriptions of this disorder?CorrectIncorrect
Question 40 of 50
The nurse is reviewing the laboratory results of a client diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Which of the following would the nurse expect to note specifically in this disorder?CorrectIncorrect
Question 41 of 50
The nurse is developing a plan of care for the client with multiple myeloma. The nurse includes which priority intervention in the plan of care?CorrectIncorrect
Question 42 of 50
The oncology nurse specialist provides an educational session to nursing staff regarding the characteristics of Hodgkin’s disease. The nurse determines that further education is needed if a nursing staff member states which of the following is characteristic of the disease?CorrectIncorrect
Question 43 of 50
The nurse is reviewing the laboratory results of a client receiving chemotherapy. The platelet count is 10,000 cells/mm. Based on this laboratory value, the priority nursing assessment is which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 44 of 50
Nurse Donald is caring for a client following a modified radical mastectomy. Which assessment finding would indicate that the client is experiencing a complication related to this surgery?CorrectIncorrect
Question 45 of 50
A nurse is providing education in a community setting about general measures to avoid excessive sun exposure. Which of the following recommendations is appropriate?CorrectIncorrect
Question 46 of 50
Which of the following nursing interventions would be most helpful in making the respiratory effort of a client with metastatic lung cancer more efficient?CorrectIncorrect
Question 47 of 50
The nurse is teaching a 17-year old client and the client’s family about what to expect with high-dose chemotherapy and the effects of neutropenia. What should the nurse teach as the most reliable early indicator of infection in a neutropenic client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 48 of 50
A 58-year-old man is going to have chemotherapy for lung cancer. He asks the nurse how the chemotherapeutic drugs will work. The most accurate explanation the nurse can give is which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 49 of 50
When caring for a client with a central venous line, which of the following nursing actions should be implemented in the plan of care for chemotherapy administration? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 50 of 50
A client with stomach cancer is admitted to the oncology unit after vomiting for 3 days. Physical assessment findings include irregular pulse, muscle twitching, and complaints of prickling sensations in the fingers and hands. Laboratory results include a potassium level of 2.9 mEq/L, a pH of 7.46, and a bicarbonate level of 29 mEq/L. The client is experiencing:CorrectIncorrect
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9 thoughts on “Cancer & Oncology Nursing NCLEX Practice Quiz (170 Questions)”
Question 6 states “Which statement by the patient warrants further teaching by the nurse” and all of the options appear to be statements from the nurse – to the patient. Very confusing. Question 5 also states the wrong answer is “Faster growing cells are more susceptible to chemo” and further explains the correct answer is “Faster growing cells are more susceptible to chemo”.
The necessary corrections have been made. Thank you for bringing that to our attention.
Dear Paul, thanks a lot for providing these quizzes which are helping me a lot.
In question 5, I keep thinking the answer is A i.e. Faster growing cells are more susceptible to chemotherapy. You indicate though that the option is B i.e. Faster growing cells are less susceptible to chemotherapy but the explanation given for option B seems to support option A. Please help clarify.
The necessary corrections have been made. Thank you for pointing this out!
This has been awesome. Thanks, Paul. Really been missing out on lots!
Thanks alot it has been awesome
Quite informative and brain sharpening quiz.
Hi Paul. As a nationally certified oncology nurse with over 35 years of experience, I thought some of the questions were strange or at least lacking context. In Q1, the question says during hospitalization – but the potential answers include side effects that occur months to years after treatment is complete. In Q11, breast self-exam is not included in any national screening guidelines and is rarely encouraged even for persons at high-risk. In Q14, pleural effusion is a late sign, not a warning sign. In Q22 you have assumed all terminal lung cancer pts have pain but emotional care and dyspnea palliation are more prevalent. In Q29, a CBC prior to administering chemotherapy is a national standard of care. In Q37 all of those require further instructions. Maybe adding some details or more context would be helpful.