The nurse is preparing a care plan for a patient with prostate cancer. Which of the following is not true concerning prostate cancer?

It can be confirmed through a test for specific antigens.

Explanation

• Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American males.

• Difficulty urinating is an early symptom of prostate cancer as well as benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). The incidence increases with age, particularly among men over 50 years old.

• The digital rectal exam may demonstrate an asymmetrical nodularity in prostate cancer.

• Almost all prostate cancers develop from gland cells. The term for cancers that start in gland cells is adenocarcinoma.

• The false answer choice: The prostate specific antigen is a lab used in screening for prostate cancer, but is not specific for prostate cancer alone and is not a diagnostic test.

Visit our website for other NCLEX topics now!