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Tests and procedures to monitor treatment response

A number of tests and procedures may be used to tell how the cancer is responding to a particular treatment regimen. This is important information so changes may be made if the cancer is not responding. 


Blood test (American Cancer Society)

Imaging tests

Computerized tomography (CT) scan (

Positron emission tomography (PET) scan and CT/PET (

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the chest and brain (

Bone scan (

Pulmonary function tests

Lung function tests (WebMD)