NCLEX RN Practice Question # 624

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 624.


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gastric-cancer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GASTRIC CANCER

Description

  • Gastric cancer is a malignant growth of the mucosal cells in the inner lining of the stomach, with invasion to the muscle and beyond in advanced disease.
  • No single causative agent has been identified but it is believed that Helicobacter pylori infection and a diet of smoked, highly salted, processed, or spiced foods have carcinogenic effects; other risk factors include smoking, alcohol and nitrate ingestion, and a history of gastric ulcers.
  • Complications include hemorrhage, obstruction, metastasis, and dumping syndrome.
  • The goal of treatment is to remove the tumor and provide a nutritional program.

Assessment

Early symptoms of gastric cancer

  • Indigestion
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Full feeling
  • Epigastric, back, or retrosternal pain

Late symptoms of gastric cancer

  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Anorexia and weight loss
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • A sensation of pressure in the stomach
  • Dysphagia and obstructive symptoms
  • Iron deficiency anemia

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