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how often do leukemia patients need bone marrow

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Dry Tap: This refers to the physician not being able to aspirate any liquid bone marrow when obtaining a sample. This can be caused by chemotherapy causing th ... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No.: Blood cells are made in the bone marrow. An aspiration (and biopsy) is usually done to understand why there is a blood cell problem, or to stage a kn ... Read More
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Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: We do them for several reasons including evaluation for an abnormal cbc. Sometimes we are concerned about leukemia but the other reasons include the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Your Hematologist ca: A blood specialist(Hematologist) can help you address this matter. further. Myeloid leukemia is typically a chronic disease for which recent treatmen ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Leukemia: Is part and parcel of the bone marrow. A transplant with healthy bone marrow has a good chance of eliminating the leukemia, and by definition provides ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
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Either: Cancer is a genetic issue, so it just depends when in her lifetime it was going to present itself. But is something she was born with.
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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Technically > once: Unlike other solid organs, bone marrow is a renewable resource as long as it is not damaged by chemotherapy or radiation. God forbid if you have to d ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Leukemia is a cancer of blood cells and almost by definition includes the bone marrow. I can't think of an exception to bone marrow involvement in leu ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
46 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No, just relax: Family history in leukemia plays a very minor role. Leukemia is of many types. Each type affects certain age with varying prognosis. Early symptoms a ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends / 1 week: It depends. If the bone marrow is "packed" with cancer cells it may be obvious on an initial review by a hematologist and/or hematopathologist. Howev ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
27 years experience Radiation Oncology
Two Ways: Bone marrow transplants help cure aggressive leukemia in two ways. First, it allows doctors to give high dose chemotherapy and sometimes total body r ... Read More
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