The nurse is assessing an older adult with a family tendency of developing laryngeal cancer.
The nurse should ask the patient about which risk factors? (
Select all that apply.
History of smoking
Exposure to asbestos
Occupational exposure to wood dust
ANS: A, B, C, D
Cigarette smoking, alcohol abuse, asbestos exposure, and wood dust exposure are risk factors
linked to laryngeal cancer.
bacteria are not considered a risk factor for laryngeal
cancer; infection with human papillomavirus or
has been linked to
increased incidence of cancer of the larynx.
MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE 3RD EDITION DEWIT TEST BANK
Cognitive Level: Comprehension
OBJ: 1 (theory)
TOP: Risk Factors for Laryngeal Cancer
KEY: Nursing Process Step: Assessment
MSC: NCLEX: Health Promotion and Maintenance
The nurse is performing discharge teaching for a patient who underwent a microlaryngoscopy
with laser removal of polyps. Which instruction(s) should the nurse include? (
Select all that