Nursing Pharmacology Practice Questions – Oncology

Welcome to your Nursing Pharmacology Practice Questions – Oncology

Administration of Antiemetic Therapy Timing

When giving antiemetic prophylaxis for IV chemotherapeutic agents with a high emetogenic potential, when should the medications typically be administered?

Aromatase Inhibitor

Which medication is an aromatase inhibitor used for breast cancer?

Beneficial Medications in CINV

NV is a 67-year-old male who is experiencing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. What medication would be least helpful in alleviating his nausea/vomiting?

Combination Chemotherapy

Which statement best explains why chemotherapy is often given in combination with other antineoplastic agents?

Chemotherapy Cell Destruction

Chemotherapy can also affect healthy cells, in particular, cells that rapidly divide in the body. Which of these types of cells would have the slowest replication rate?

Tumor Lysis Syndrome

Which medication is used to treat hyperuricemia associated with tumor lysis syndrome?

Anthracycline Cardiotoxicity

Which class of agents would potentially be beneficial in a patient who is experiencing cardiotoxicity from doxorubicin?

Taxane Risk

A patient is taking paclitaxel for stage 4 breast cancer. Which of the following would be a high-risk toxicity for this agent?

Hemorrhagic Cystitis Complication

Which of the following agents may require the use of Mesna to reduce the risk of bladder toxicity?

Irinotecan Monitoring

A nurse would be advised to monitor for which adverse effect in a patient taking irinotecan?

Managing Complications of Filgrastim

Which medication would potentially be used to help manage the adverse effects of filgrastim?