NCLEX : Cancer Treatments

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Example Question #117 : Pharmacology

Metoclopramide is used in the treatment for which of the following conditions?
Possible Answers:
Chronic bronchitis
Vomiting after chemotherapy
Ulcer disease
Correct answer: Vomiting after chemotherapy
Explanation: Metoclopramide is an antiemetic and gastroprokinetic agent commonly used to treat nausea and vomiting, to facilitate gastric emptying in people with gastroparesis, and as a treatment for the gastric stasis often associated with migraine headaches.

Example Question #118 : Pharmacology

5-fluouracil is used to treat which of the following conditions?

Possible Answers:

Myasthenia gravis

Ulcerative colitis

Colorectal, breast, and ovarian cancer

Rheumatoid arthritis

Correct answer:

Colorectal, breast, and ovarian cancer


5-fluouracil is a fluoropyrimidine analog which inhibits translation, synthesis, and function of RNA and DNA, thus slowing down cellular metabolism. It is used in treatment of colorectal, breast, and ovarian cancer, in addition to cancers of the GI and head and neck.

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