NCLEX-RN Question 14

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Q: For a patient who is receiving chemotherapy, which laboratory result is of particular importance?

1. White blood cell (WBC) count
2. Prothrombin time and partial thromboplastin time
3. Electrolyte levels
4. Blood urea nitrogen level

Correct Answer: 1
Pancreatic cancer is more common in African American, males, and smokers. Others associated factors include alcohol use, diabetes, obesity, history of pancreatitis, exposure to organic chemicals, consumption of a high-fat diet, and previous abdominal irradiation.
Focus: Prioritization

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