Other laboratory tests
Author: Gesche Tallen, MD, PhD, Editor: Maria Yiallouros, Reviewer: Prof. Dr. med. Ursula Creutzig, English Translation: Hannah McRae, Last modification: 2012/03/28
In many children and teenagers with cancer, some of the body fluids mentioned above (such as blood or cerebrovascular fluid) are also analysed to detect or rule out.
- insufficient response of the cancer cells during treatment
- remaining cancer cells after cessation of treatment ("minimal residual disease")
- recurrent disease (relapse)
- hereditary diseases associated with an increased risk of developing cancer