Understanding Chemotherapy: A Guide for Patients and Families

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How will I know if the chemo is working?

Your cancer care team will measure how well your treatments are working by doing certain tests. This may include physical exams, blood tests, bone marrow biopsies, scans, and x-rays. Ask your doctor about the test results and what they show about your progress. You may have side effects, but these side effects do not tell you whether treatment is working.

Last Medical Review: 03/07/2013
Last Revised: 03/07/2013