Test Yourself: Nails and the Oncology Client

Test your knowledge of nails and oncology with this short quiz.
Test your knowledge of nails and oncology with this short quiz.

You've read Nails and the Oncology Client, now test what you learned from the author, Holly L. Schippers

1. What is the most common side effect of chemo on nails?

A. Peeling

B. Brittleness

C. Onycholysis

D. Discoloration

2. Nails are not worth mentioning to the oncologist.

A. True

B. False

3. Chemotherapy can disrupt the growth of nail stem cells because they grow:

A. Slowly

B. Abnormally

C. Fast

D. Backward

4. The side effects of chemo on nails and toenails are the same for everyone.

A. True

B. False

5. During treatment, it is best to keep nails:

A. Long

B. Stiletto

C. Short

D. Blue

6. One accommodation for pedicure clients in active oncology treatments is to:

A. Soak the feet longer

B. Soak in oil

C. Avoid soaking

D. Soak in Epsom salt

7. On average, changes to the nails will appear:

A. The day after treatment begins

B. The day of diagnosis

C. Two to three months after the first treatment

D. After the last treatment

8. When you or a client recognize onycholysis is occurring, you should:

A. Gently peel the nails off

B. Glue the nails down

C. Keep the nails short and clean

D. Color the nails with a sharpie

9. Daily use of an oil at home will help the nail cells glide against each other; an important ingredient is:

A. Spit

B. A flowery scent

C. Jojoba

D. Vitamin D

10. Proper curing is only important if you work on clients who are oncology patients.

A. True

B. False

Answers to September/October 2022 test: 1) B 2) B 3) C 4) B 5) C 6) C 7) C 8) C 9) C 10) B

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