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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
More detail needed: Bone marrow diseases are many and diverse. Can you be more specific in your question?

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Unclear: The bone marrow is where the blood cells are produced. It can be affected by many conditions, malignant or not. "bone marrow disease" is to vague a te ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Bone marrow disease: The symptoms are related to the abnormality of the bone marrow function -i.e. Decrease production of the blood cell counts-or increase level of blood ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Leukemia: Bone marrow involvement is with leukemia
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Fero
30 years experience Medical Oncology
Often yes: Bone marrow transplants are often curative for cancers of the bone marrow, i.e. leukemia. It is even more highly curative of benign bone marrow diseas ... Read More
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: I would look for a different cause. Some amyloidosis (famously amyloidosis al, made from light chains) is caused by a subtle or not-so-subtle prolife ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Sanabria
35 years experience Transplant Surgery
No clear results.: There is not level 1 evidence to show bone marrow transplant increases survival in patients with sickle cell disease. Although there are several repor ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
BMT from a donor: Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (bmt) uses another person as the source of stem cells (bone marrow) as opposed to autologous bmt which uses the ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes it does: Stem cell transplant is a more accurate and the modern name for bone marrow transplant !
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
Autologous (self): When the patients own stem cells are used it is termed an autologous (self) bone marrow transplant. Similarly, umbilical cord blood can be collected ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Complex problem: It appears that your bone marrow is not making new blood, so you have anemia due to the failure of production. If you have pancytopenia then the probl ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Yes: In 70 to 80 percent of cases. The availability of tyrosine kinase inhibitors such as gleevec (imatinib) has moved transplant to 3rd line treatment
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Aplastic anemia: Aplastic anemia is a condition where for some unclear reason the bone marrow fails to produce normal blood cells. It could be due to underlying geneti ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Sometimes: Leukopenia (low white blood cell count) can be a symptom of bone marrow cancers like leukemia or myelodysplasia. There are many other less serious re ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
It is : A chronic disease.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes but...: A bone marrow transplant can cure sickle cell disease but the procedure has many serious risks and side effects. Talk with a hematologist about this ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Might be: Acute myelogenous leukemia (aml). Is curable and may require marrow or stem cell transplant.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: It is an inherited defect in the formation of one type of collagen that is essential for bone formation.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Many!: Risks are lower if you had your own cells (autologous) or a twin's cells (syngeneic), and higher if you had someone else's (allogeneic). There are sh ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
The ends of : The long bones have the most tenuous blood supply, and thus are at the greatest risk.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many: The main lethal disease treated with stem cell transplants are hematologic malignancies such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Bone marrow failure ( ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Side effects: There are many effects which can be unpleasant like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea amd mouth sores. Depending on how the transplant is done the mouth sor ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Not likely.: This is usually done by pbsc harvest or peripheral blood stem cell harvest, after being administered a shot of CSF or colony stimulating factor to hel ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Unrelated treatments: Gene therapy is an experimental type of therapy which is used to manipulate functions of group of cells(Like Lymphocytes). Bone marrow transplantation ... Read More

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