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A client whose mother has been diagnosed with BRCA gene–related

Question : A client whose mother has been diagnosed with BRCA gene–related : 2135506

1. A client whose mother has been diagnosed with BRCA gene–related breast cancer asks the nurse, “Do you think I should be tested for the gene?” Which of the following responses by the nurse is most appropriate?

a. “In most cases, breast cancer is not caused by the BRCA gene.”

b. “It depends on how you will feel if the test is positive for the BRCA gene.”

c. “There are many things to consider before deciding to have genetic testing.”

d. “You should decide first whether you are willing to have a double mastectomy.”

2. Which of the following terms describe the process by which the codon sequence is converted to amino acids?

a. Transcription

b. Mutation

c. Translation

d. Processing

a. 0%

b. 25%

c. 50%

d. 75%

4. The parents of a child with brachydactyly ask if their next child will also be affected. Which of the following is the basis for the nurses’ response related to autosomal dominant disorders?

a. There is a 25% chance that the child will be affected.

b. All male off-spring are affected.

c. There is a 50% chance that the child will be affected.

d. All female off-spring will be affected.

5. The parents of a child with cystic fibrosis ask if their next child will also be affected. Which of the following is the basis for the nurse’s response related to autosomal recessive disorders?

a. There is a 25% chance that the child will be affected.

b. All male off-spring are affected.

c. There is a 50% chance that the child will be affected.

d. All female off-spring will be affected.

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