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Quiz time – 8/18/15

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Which statement about a tumor’s hormone-receptor and HER2 status is correct?

a. Hormone-receptor status refers to the degree to which estrogen receptors in the tumor have no potential to respond to hormone treatment.

b. Hormone-receptor status refers to the degree to which progesterone receptors in the tumor have no potential to respond to hormone treatment.

c.Tumors that overexpress HER2 tend to be less aggressive.

d. Tumors that overexpress HER2 tend to be more aggressive.

 

Answer to Quiz Time: d. In general, tumors that overexpress HER2 tend to be more aggressive. (HER2 stands for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2, a protein that promotes cancer cell growth if overexpressed.)

 

Learn more by reading the continuing nursing education article “Breast cancer gets personal.”

 

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