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Low bone marrow is it a cancer?

Low bone marrow: Not sure what you mean by low bone marrow. Was a bone marrow biopsy performed that shows less than the normal number of cells? Why was the bone marrow looked at in the first place? Please ask the question again with more details. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can bone marrow cancer cause death?

Can bone marrow cancer cause death?

Yes: Mortality rates vary depending on the cell line, its response to therapy, and how wide spread it is when it is caught... But all of them can lead to death and debility. ...Read more

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What is the out come of bone marrow cancer?

What is the out come of bone marrow cancer?

When: People talk about bone marrow cancer they are usually referring to multiple myeloma. This is not a medical term. All forms of leukemia are bone marrow cancers. Can you restate tour question witj a precise diagnosis?Rs. ...Read more

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What are my symptoms of having bone marrow cancer?

What are my symptoms of having bone marrow cancer?

Many and variable: Please consult this site for usual symptoms of leukemia. There are other types of bone marrow cancers, e.g. P vera, multiple myeloma that are not addressed here. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/leukemia/basics/symptoms/CON-20024914 ...Read more

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What are the chances of survival for bone marrow cancer?

Variable: There are many cancers that can involve the marrow, some have good prognosis while some do very poorly. Need more info to answer this question. ...Read more

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Help me with some information about cancer of the bone marrow?

Bone marrow cancer: Bone marrow cancer would refer to leukemias, multiple myeloma and some lymphomas. These are cancers of the cells that typically reside in the normal bone marrow. These are different than 'bone cancers' which refer to cancers that start in the solid part of the bone--sarcomas. And these are different than cancers that spread to bone which is also common. ...Read more

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How likely is survival for a loved one with bone marrow cancer?

How likely is survival for a loved one with bone marrow cancer?

Depends:: Depends on a number of factors, like: the general condition, nutritional status, type of cancer, type of treatment given so far, any complicating factors. Some cancers, like prostate, are slow growing and survival can be for a long time. It also depends on the bone (s) affected by the cancer. Your oncologist should give you a prognosis, as he is aware of his situation. ...Read more

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Which type of injury can cause bone-marrow cancer for adolescents?

None that is known!: There is no such cause for any cancers. An injury might bring you to a doctor attention, and an xray might show a tumour or some tumour's cause the bone to break, which causes pain, swelling, tenderness, etc and again an xray will show the cause of the break, to be a tumour, which may or may not be a cancer. ...Read more

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There's a friend baby that needs a bone marrow match he has cancer? What is a bone marrow and can one person life without it I would like to donate

Bone marrow transpla: You need to read up about Bone marrow transplants and about Blood stem cells. There is ample information on the Google. Also read up about " Be the Match" and check on national marrow Donor Program(NMDP). This will answer all your questions about being a Donor for Bone marrow transplantation in the child in question. Let us know after you have done some reading and learn the details. ...Read more

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Can there be any cure for bone marrow cancer?

Can there be any cure for bone marrow cancer?

Depends : The cure varies among different bone marrow cancers. Leukemias in children are most likely to be cured. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/cancer/tc/leukemia-topic-overview. ...Read more

Bone Marrow (Definition)

Bone marrow is the flexible tissue found in the interior of bones. In humans, red blood cells are produced in the heads of long bones, in a process known as hematopoesis. On average, bone marrow constitutes 4% of the total body mass of humans; in an adult weighing 65 kilograms (140 lb), bone marrow accounts for approximately ...Read more


Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more