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Blood tests during treatment for breast cancer

Blood tests during treatment for breast cancer

Usually during the treatment of the most important analyzes of blood. Blood tests are usually conducted to count the number of blood cells - the cells so as leukocytes, erythrocytes and platelets.

The fact that such treatments as
chemotherapy and radiation therapy have side effects adverse to the hematopoietic system. Usually chemotherapy drugs affect the patient's immune system, resulting in a decrease in the number of white blood cells - blood cells that are responsible for fighting infection. This leads to frequent infectious complications.

Radiation therapy, like other types of radiation may also have adverse effects on the hematopoietic system. In this case, it concerns the red blood cells - the cells involved in the transport of oxygen, and platelets - the cells responsible for blood clotting.

In the event of complications the patient may be prescribed transfusion - transfusion of blood components (red cells, white blood cells or platelets).

Biochemical blood tests allow to evaluate liver function. This is usually investigates the so-called liver function tests, enzymes, and bilirubin levels. In addition, assessment, and indicators such as sodium, chloride, urea, which reflect the state as the liver and kidneys. The level of calcium helps to clarify the status of the skeletal system and kidneys.

In addition, women with diabetes and receiving steroids, check blood sugar levels.

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