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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

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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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Will a bone marrow transplant cure bone marrow cancer?

Will a bone marrow transplant cure bone marrow cancer?

Yes: However it depends on the type of cancer, if it is in remission or not, age of the patient and the type of donor. It also depends on the type of transplant, from self or another donor ...Read more

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How to cure blood cancer after bone marrow transplantation?

How to cure blood cancer after bone marrow transplantation?

Unclear?: Are you saying that the bone marrow transplantation did not cure the blood cancer? If that is your question, then the choices are limited. You should consult another bone marrow transplant experrt and seek his/her input. Bone marrow transplant can sometimes be repeated...As one option. There are also new/experiemntal drugs which can still help even after failure of the transplant. ...Read more

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Please help me in this. Tell me what is considered the best next step to cure blood cancer after the bone marrow transplant fails.?

Please help me in this. Tell me what is considered the best next step to cure blood cancer after the bone marrow transplant fails.?

I am afraid, not man: Not many options, if one gets to this stage. However bone marrow trasplant can be repeated. If this is not possible, then you are at the mercy of some brand new phase 1 or phase 2 clinicla trials which are often running in major cancer centers like md anderson or sloan kettering cancer center. Fred hutchinson cancer center in seattle is another well known place to search for any good options ther. ...Read more

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My 7 year old has been diagnosed with fanconi aneamia will a bone marrow transplant cure it? What are the chances of developing cancers? Help

Fanconi anemia: This genetic disorder eventually causes bone marrow failure, and approximately 10% will develop other types of cancers such as leukemia. Bone marrow transplant can prolong life but risk of cancers remains. ...Read more

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Is aml cancer cured by getting bone marrow transplant?

Is aml cancer cured by getting bone marrow transplant?

Yes, but...: Depending on the age of the patient and characteristics of aml, a bone marrow transplantation may be warranted in order to cure a patient. However, in some situations, some subtypes can be cured with chemotherapy alone. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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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How are bone cancer and cancer of the bone marrow different?

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Big difference: Bone cancer is the cancer of bony part of the bone and cancer of the bone marrow is the cancer of blood. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to how long is the survival rate of bone marrow cancer?

I'm curious as to how long is the survival rate of 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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How do I donate bone marrow to someone with bone marrow cancer? What happens?

See below: The chance of you matching a non-sibling individual in order to donate marrow is less than 1 in 1 million. You can register to be on the national marrow donor program. That way, if there is someone out there that needs a marrow donor, you can be found if you are a match. It's very honorable of you to do this.

http://www. Nmdp. Org/. ...Read more

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Leukemia is a type of cancer. So if it is then how does bone marrow stop the cancer?

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 radiation therapy therapy that have a higher chance of killing every last leukemia cell. Second, it essentially gives the patient a new immune system that will hopefully recognize and kill any remaining leukemia cells. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a bone marrow cancer myeloma?

How dangerous is a bone marrow cancer myeloma?

Very: Multiple myeloma a plasma cell cancer could be very dangerous in some, in others (the lucky ones) the diseases can run for years. Have to speak to the treating oncologist good prognostic signs are higher albumin, lower beta 2 microglobulins, , plasma cell dna showing not having high risk chromosomal abnormalities. ...Read more

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Is leukopenia the symptom of bone marrow cancers like leukemia?

Is leukopenia the symptom of bone marrow cancers like leukemia?

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 reasons to have low white blood cells too. ...Read more

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What would a bone marrow biopsy show? They ruled out cancer already.

What would a bone marrow biopsy show? They ruled out cancer already.

It depends,,: It depends on what it was done for. It could be to check on a precancerous condition of the blood like myelodysplastic syndrome or to see if the blood cell lines are sufficient in quantity but this is an extreme test only to be done if other tests are inconclusive or ominous. If cancer had been ruled out, there likely isn't a need for it. See your doctor to find out more info. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does bone pain with lymphoma mean that the cancer spread to the bone marrow?

Does bone pain with lymphoma mean that the cancer spread to the bone marrow?

No: Many causes for bone pain. Could be related to high uric acid. May be from ancillary medication (Neupogen or neulasta) or many other possibilities. ...Read more

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Low absolute reticulocyte count. Does it mean I have bone marrow or cancer problems?

Low absolute reticulocyte count. Does it mean I have bone marrow or cancer problems?

No: The reticulocyte count is 1 test in evaluation for anemia. A low count does not mean cancer. It may indicate a marrow problem, but may indicate another problem. Please consult with a hematologist if anemia is the problem. ...Read more

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Bone marrow test shows reactive erythroid hyperplasia. Does it indicate cancer?

Bone marrow test shows reactive erythroid hyperplasia. Does it indicate cancer?

No: Did you have a recent blood loss? Are you being treated for anemia? Reactive erythroid hyperplasia means the body is making more red cells because if perceived a lack of red cells. ...Read more

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Can you have cancer (not of the blood or bone marrow) that would not show up in bloodwork? Dies leukemia always show up in abnormal bloodwork?

Can you have cancer (not of the blood or bone marrow) that would not show up in bloodwork? Dies leukemia always show up in abnormal bloodwork?

Yes: The presence of cancer frequently is not reflected by any abnormal blood tests. Leukemia usually, but not always will be reflected in an abnormal CBC (complete blood count) and differential ...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