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A patient has a tumor of the spinal cord and is administered a corticosteroid. What statement by the patient demonstrates an accurate understanding of this treatment?
A)This drug will cause my tumor to be more susceptible to treatment.
B)This drug will decrease my chance of infection and meningitis.
C)This drug won't cure my cancer, but it may help me feel much better.
D)This drug will stop my cancer cells from growing further.
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Abrams' Clinical Drug Therapy: Rationales for Nursing Practice
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Patients tend to feel better when taking corticosteroids, although the basic disease process may be unchanged. The corticosteroid will not allow the tumor to be more susceptible to treatment. The corticosteroid will not prevent meningitis.

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