Chemotherapy FAQ

Terms we use frequently

  • A CBC (complete blood count) monitors the white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets.
  • A chemistry profile monitors liver and kidney parameters as well as electrolytes.
  • A urinalysis monitors the concentration and composition of the urine.
  • An ultrasound evaluation is a noninvasive way to evaluate internal organs.
  • A fine needle aspirate uses a thin needle (same as used in vaccines) to collect a very small sample of cells from a mass or an organ