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A 49-year-old member asked:

Is there a relationship between red blood cell production and bone marrow cancer?

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Dr. James Blachly
Specializes in Medical Oncology
Yes: The bone marrow is the factory of the blood - every blood cell begins life there. If the bone marrow is full of cancer, or weakened, there is not capacity or energy to produce enough red blood cells.
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