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October 23, 2014 Category :Nursing Reviewer 0

WILM’S TUMOR is a tumor involving the kidneys.  Once diagnosed, a sign should be posted at the bedside “No abdominal palpation.” Sign and Symptoms Abdominal mass Abdominal pain especially in older children Late manifestations weight loss and anemia fever, a sign of tissue necrosis hematuria, means poor prognosis


Laparoscopy Nursing Care

July 19, 2014 Category :Nursing Articles 0

Laparoscopy is a surgery that involves using a thin, lighted tube (called laparoscope) placed through a small incision in the belly to examine abdominal organs or pelvic organs and check for cysts, adhesions, tumors, fibroids, and infection that can for infertility, biopsy, damages specially of the spleen, performing tubal ligation, checking for hernia among many […]

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The TNM Tumor System

July 6, 2014 Category :Nursing Reviewer 0

The TNM Tumor System is utilized for classifying tumors. T indicates the extent of the tumors T0 indicates no evidence of tumor Tis indicate tumor in situ. T1, T2, T3, and T4 indicate progressive degrees of tumor size and involvement

Tumor Markers

July 4, 2014 Category :Nursing Reviewer 5

Tumor markers are protein substances found in the blood or body fluids Tumor markers are derived from the tumor itself, and include the following: a. Oncofetal antigents – normally present in fetal tissue; may indicate an anaplastic process in tumor cells; Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) and Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) are examples of oncofetal antigens.

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Nursing Management of a Client Experiencing Alopecia (Hair Loss)

December 21, 2009 Category :Nursing Reviewer 0

Chemotherapy involves the administration of cytotoxic medications and chemicals to promote death of tumor cells.  The intravenous route is the most preferred method for administering chemotherapeutic agents, but they many also be administered by oral, intrathecal, topical, intra-arterial, intracavity, and intravesical routes. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy may cause hair loss.  The hair loss is temporary, […]


Care of Clients with Cellular Aberrations: Evolution of Cancer Cells

October 20, 2009 Category :Nursing Reviewer 1

Cancer refers to a disease whereby cells mutate into abnormal cells that proliferate abnormally.  Neoplasia refers to an abnormal cell growth or tumor.  A tumor is a mass of new tissue functioning independently and serving no useful purpose Benign neoplasms are slow-growing, localized, and encapsulated non-malignant growths with well-defined borders. Malignant neoplasms are aggressive growths […]

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