I was told to take a blood test during the treatment process. Is this absolutely necessary?
The test must be conducted because it is a test that is needed depending on the patient’s disease and conditions under the judgment of the doctor in charge. The blood test is performed to check the conditions the red blood cells or white blood cells in the blood and the number of platelet resulting from the radiation treatment. Depending on the results, treatment may be stopped momentarily or blood test may be taken more frequently. The patient must fast before conducting the blood test to check the condition of the liver function during the liver radiotherapy.