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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Question 1 of 50
A 32-year-old woman meets with the nurse on her first office visit since undergoing a left mastectomy. When asked how she is doing, the woman states her appetite is still not good, she is not getting much sleep because she doesn’t go to bed until her husband is asleep, and she is really anxious to get back to work. Which of the following nursing interventions should the nurse explore to support the client’s current needs?CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 50
One of the most serious blood coagulation complications for individuals with cancer and for those undergoing cancer treatments is disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). The most common cause of this bleeding disorder is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 50
A pneumonectomy is a surgical procedure sometimes indicated for treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer. A pneumonectomy involves removal of:CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 50
A 36-year-old man with lymphoma presents with signs of impending septic shock 9 days after chemotherapy. The nurse would expect which of the following to be present?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 50
Which of the following represents the most appropriate nursing intervention for a client with pruritus caused by cancer or the treatments?CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 50
A 56-year-old woman is currently receiving radiation therapy to the chest wall for recurrent breast cancer. She calls her health care provider to report that she has pain while swallowing and burning and tightness in her chest. Which of the following complications of radiation therapy is A. Radiation enteritislikely responsible for her symptoms?CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 50
A male client has an abnormal result on a Papanicolaou test. After admitting, he read his chart while the nurse was out of the room, the client asked what dysplasia means. Which definition should the nurse provide?CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 50
For a female client with newly diagnosed cancer, the nurse formulates a nursing diagnosis of Anxiety related to the threat of death secondary to cancer diagnosis. Which expected outcome would be appropriate for this client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 50
A male client with a cerebellar brain tumor is admitted to an acute care facility. The nurse formulates a nursing diagnosis of Risk for injury. Which “related-to” phrase should the nurse add to complete the nursing diagnosis statement?CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 50
A female client with cancer is scheduled for radiation therapy. The nurse knows that radiation at any treatment site may cause a certain adverse effect. Therefore, the nurse should prepare the client to expect:CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 50
Nurse April is teaching a client who suspects that she has a lump in her breast. The nurse instructs the client that a diagnosis of breast cancer is confirmed by:CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 50
A male client undergoes a laryngectomy to treat laryngeal cancer. When teaching the client how to care for the neck stoma, the nurse should include which instruction?CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 50
A female client is receiving chemotherapy to treat breast cancer. Which assessment finding indicates a fluid and electrolyte imbalance induced by chemotherapy?CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 50
Nurse April is teaching a group of women to perform breast self-examination. The nurse should explain that the purpose of performing the examination is to discover:CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 50
A client, age 41, visits the gynecologist. After examining her, the physician suspects cervical cancer. The nurse reviews the client’s history for risk factors for this disease. Which history finding is a risk factor for cervical cancer?CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 50
A female client is receiving methotrexate (Mexate), 12 g/m2 I.V., to treat osteogenic carcinoma. During methotrexate therapy, the nurse expects the client to receive which other drug to protect normal cells?CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 50
The nurse is interviewing a male client about his past medical history. Which preexisting condition may lead the nurse to suspect that a client has colorectal cancer?CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 50
Nurse Amy is speaking to a group of women about early detection of breast cancer. The average age of the women in the group is 47. Following the American Cancer Society guidelines, the nurse should recommend that the women:CorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 50
A male client with a nagging cough makes an appointment to see the physician after reading that this symptom is one of the seven warning signs of cancer. What is another warning sign of cancer?CorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 50
For a female client newly diagnosed with radiation-induced thrombocytopenia, the nurse should include which intervention in the plan of care?CorrectIncorrect
Question 21 of 50
Nurse Lucia is providing breast cancer education at a community facility. The American Cancer Society recommends that women get mammograms:CorrectIncorrect
Question 22 of 50
Which intervention is appropriate for the nurse caring for a male client in severe pain receiving a continuous I.V. infusion of morphine?CorrectIncorrect
Question 23 of 50
A 35 years old client with ovarian cancer is prescribed hydroxyurea (Hydrea), an antimetabolite drug. Antimetabolites are a diverse group of antineoplastic agents that interfere with various metabolic actions of the cell. The mechanism of action of antimetabolites interferes with:CorrectIncorrect
Question 24 of 50
The ABCD method offers one way to assess skin lesions for possible skin cancer. What does the A stand for?CorrectIncorrect
Question 25 of 50
When caring for a male client diagnosed with a brain tumor of the parietal lobe, the nurse expects to assess:CorrectIncorrect
Question 26 of 50
A female client is undergoing tests for multiple myeloma. Diagnostic study findings in multiple myeloma include:CorrectIncorrect
Question 27 of 50
A 35-year-old client has been receiving chemotherapy to treat cancer. Which assessment finding suggests that the client has developed stomatitis (inflammation of the mouth)?CorrectIncorrect
Question 28 of 50
During chemotherapy, an oncology client has a nursing diagnosis of impaired oral mucous membrane related to decreased nutrition and immunosuppression secondary to the cytotoxic effects of chemotherapy. Which nursing intervention is most likely to decrease the pain of stomatitis?CorrectIncorrect
Question 29 of 50
What should a male client over age 52 do to help ensure early identification of prostate cancer?CorrectIncorrect
Question 30 of 50
A male client complains of sporadic epigastric pain, yellow skin, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and fatigue. Suspecting gallbladder disease, the physician orders a diagnostic workup, which reveals gallbladder cancer. Which nursing diagnosis may be appropriate for this client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 31 of 50
A male client is in isolation after receiving an internal radioactive implant to treat cancer. Two hours later, the nurse discovers the implant in the bed linens. What should the nurse do first?CorrectIncorrect
Question 32 of 50
Jenny with an advanced breast cancer is prescribed Nolvadex (tamoxifen). When teaching the client about this drug, the nurse should emphasize the importance of reporting which adverse reaction immediately?CorrectIncorrect
Question 33 of 50
A female client with cancer is being evaluated for possible metastasis. Which of the following is one of the most common metastasis sites for cancer cells?CorrectIncorrect
Question 34 of 50
A 34-year-old female client is requesting information about mammograms and breast cancer. She isn’t considered at high risk for breast cancer. What should the nurse tell this client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 35 of 50
Nurse Brian is developing a plan of care for marrow suppression, the major dose-limiting adverse reaction to floxuridine (FUDR). How long after drug administration does bone marrow suppression become noticeable?CorrectIncorrect
Question 36 of 50
The nurse is preparing for a female client for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to confirm or rule out a spinal cord lesion. During the MRI scan, which of the following would pose a threat to the client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 37 of 50
Nina, an oncology nurse educator, is speaking to a women’s group about breast cancer. Questions and comments from the audience reveal a misunderstanding of some aspects of the disease. Various members of the audience have made all of the following statements. Which one is accurate?CorrectIncorrect
Question 38 of 50
Nurse Mary is instructing a premenopausal woman about breast self-examination. The nurse should tell the client to do her self-examination:CorrectIncorrect
Question 39 of 50
Nurse Kent is teaching a male client to perform monthly testicular self-examinations. Which of the following points would be appropriate to make?CorrectIncorrect
Question 40 of 50
Rhea has malignant lymphoma. As part of her chemotherapy, the physician prescribes chlorambucil (Leukeran), 10 mg by mouth daily. When caring for the client, the nurse teaches her about adverse reactions to chlorambucil, such as alopecia. How soon after the first administration of chlorambucil might this reaction occur?CorrectIncorrect
Question 41 of 50
A male client is receiving the cell cycle–nonspecific alkylating agent Thioplex (thiotepa), 60 mg weekly for 4 weeks by bladder instillation as part of a chemotherapeutic regimen to treat bladder cancer. The client asks the nurse how the drug works. How does thiotepa exert its therapeutic effects?CorrectIncorrect
Question 42 of 50
Gio, a community health nurse, is instructing a group of female clients about breast self-examination. The nurse instructs the client to perform the examination:CorrectIncorrect
Question 43 of 50
Nurse Cindy is caring for a client who has undergone a vaginal hysterectomy. The nurse avoids which of the following in the care of this client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 44 of 50
Mina, who is suspected of an ovarian tumor is scheduled for a pelvic ultrasound. The nurse provides which pre-procedure instruction to the client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 45 of 50
A male client is diagnosed as having a bowel tumor and several diagnostic tests are prescribed. The nurse understands which test will confirm the diagnosis of malignancy?CorrectIncorrect
Question 46 of 50
Vanessa, a community health nurse conducts a health promotion program regarding testicular cancer to community members. The nurse determines that further information needs to be provided if a community member states that which of the following is a sign of testicular cancer?CorrectIncorrect
Question 47 of 50
The male client is receiving external radiation to the neck for cancer of the larynx. The most likely side effect to be expected is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 48 of 50
Nurse Joy is caring for a client with an internal radiation implant. When caring for the client, the nurse should observe which of the following principles?CorrectIncorrect
Question 49 of 50
A cervical radiation implant is placed in the client for treatment of cervical cancer. The nurse initiates what most appropriate activity order for this client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 50 of 50
The nurse is caring for a female client experiencing neutropenia as a result of chemotherapy and develops a plan of care for the client. The nurse plans to: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.