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 https://kinderkrebsinfo.de/doi/e2010

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