ONCOLOGY IQ

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Correct answer: A

Rationale: Prostate cancer most often metastasizes to the axial skeleton, liver, and lungs. A patient reporting skeletal pain should be assessed for metastatic disease.  
Reference:Yarbro, C.H., Wujcik, D., & Gobel, B.H. (Eds.). (2018). Cancer nursing: Principles and practice (8th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning, pp. 1853.
Newton, S., Hickey, M., & Brant, J. (2017). Mosby's onology nursing advisor: A comprehensive guide to clinical practice (2nd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby, p. 75.