Doctors may use one or more of the following tests to judge how well chemotherapy is working:
Doctors order frequent blood tests. Many anti-cancer drugs affect the production of blood cells made in the bone marrow. A complete blood count (CBC) includes measurements of:
Your doctor may prescribe injections to help boost the production of red and white blood cells. If the counts get too low, you may require blood transfusions.
Doctors also use blood tests to check liver and kidney function. These can be damaged by chemotherapy.
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