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Which client statement most likely indicates lung cancer if a client is being evaluated for possible lung cancer?

Asked by Lucy, Last updated: Sep 06, 2021

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F. Ray

F. Ray

F. Ray
F. Ray, Student, Kansas City

Answered Jul 09, 2018

The answer to this is the first option – “My cough has changed from a dry cough to one with lots of sputum production.” The other choices available can be contributed to other diseases. For example, having a low-grade fever can also be a sign of infection. This statement is a sign that can be connected to lung cancer.

Take note that not all people who experience this change are already suffering from lung cancer. There are still a lot of other possible reasons that should always be checked and considered. This is just a statement that can be categorized as a possible sign or symptom of lung cancer.

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John Smith

John Smith

John Smith
John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

My cough has changed from a dry cough to one with lots of sputum production." -rationale: a cough that changes in character is one of the hallmark signs of lung cancer. low-grade fever, hoarseness, and weight loss may be attributed to other disease processes and dont necessarily indicate lung cancer. client needs category: physiological integrity client needs subcategory: physiological adaptation cognitive level: analysis reference: smeltzer, s.c., et al. brunner & suddarths textbook of medical-surgical nursing,11th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2008, p. 671.

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