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Pediatric Cancer with a Focus on Neuroblastoma.
"This quiz covers some basic pediatric oncology questions along with a focus on neuroblastoma."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Neuroblastoma is the most common of the solid tumor cancers found in children.
Most children diagnosed with neuroblastoma are found to be in the earlier stages of the illness.
Which of the following are commonly used to treat high-risk neuroblastoma?
all of these
bone marrow transplant
One of the blood levels that doctors follow after chemotherapy is the ANC. What does ANC stand for?
actual neurological condition
absolute neutrophil count
acquired neuron cells
active natural cells
Which of the following scans is the most reliable for determining level of disease with neuroblastoma?
Unlike other childhood cancers, neuroblastoma patients usually have stem cell bone marrow transplants where they use their own cells, as opposed to a donor transplant.
After chemotherapy, patients often require blood transfusions because of low counts. Some children can have adverse reactions to blood products. When that happens, what drugs are commonly used to prevent reactions or reverse them if they have already occurred?
morphine & ondansetron
diphenhydramine & sertraline hcl
acetaminophen & diphenhydramine
acetaminophen & ondansetron
Because of their weakened immune systems, children with cancer sometimes catch viral or bacterial infections that can be difficult to diagnose. When this happens, which kind of specialist is usually brought in to help make a diagnosis?
pediatric infectious disease doctor
Because of the long term treatments that require multiple I.V. infusions, children with this illness usually have a port implanted to save the patient's veins from overuse.
Bone marrow aspirations and bone biopsies are performed to evaluate whether the disease is in the bone marrow. What part of the body is most commonly used for gathering those samples?
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