Your Lab Tests

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Abstract:

This two-page handout educates people receiving cancer treatment about lab tests. It explains that lab tests are used to monitor treatment, find problems, and help prevent side effects. The document discusses common types of blood tests, including the complete blood count (CBC), red blood cells (RBCs), platelets (plts), white blood cells (WBCs), and the chemistry panel. It provides brief guidance for understanding lab test results, and includes American Cancer Society contacts for more information.

This document is copyrighted and protected by the American Cancer Society's content usage policies, which may be found at https://www.cancer.org/about-us/policies/content-usage.html. It should not be modified, or reproduced, displayed, or distributed for commercial purposes or financial gain. Users may print or download this health information resource from https://www.cancer.org/ for personal use only.

Author(s):
American Cancer Society
Country of Origin:
United States
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Development Method:
Resource developed in English and translated into other languages
Translation Method:
Company review
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Resource Creation Date:
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Copyright:
Copyrighted
Last Reviewed by Author(s):
11/17/2015
Record Last Updated:
10/30/2017

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