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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. 

Laboratory

Blood test (American Cancer Society)

Imaging tests

Computerized tomography (CT) scan (RadiologyInfo.org)

Positron emission tomography (PET) scan and CT/PET (RadiologyInfo.org)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the chest and brain (RadiologyInfo.org)

Bone scan (RadiologyInfo.org)

Pulmonary function tests

Lung function tests (WebMD)