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Eating Bone Marrow
Yes, esp. if organic: Not only is chicken marrow healthy, but so is marrow from other bones like fish & beef, usually consumed as bone broth soups. These can improve bone & joint health, immune function etc. See www.Townsendletter. Com/febmarch2005/broth0205. Htm however, i strongly advise using bones from organic chicken to avoid hormones, antibiotics, pesticide residues & animals fed genetically modified foods. ...Read more
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
When is bone marrow transplant indicated for follicular nhl....grade 3 .....stage 4. Otherwise, "perfectly healthy" 57 yo w/o 6 rounds of R-CHOP.?
Second opinion: Allogeneic BMT with its graft vs. lymphoma effect seems to be favored over autologous and is currently being evaluated in this mostly slow, indolent, relapsing disorder. Where it fits in the pantheon of different treatment modalities should be discussed with your oncologist or get a second opinion at a center like City of Hope or Sloan Kettering ...Read more
Results of my MRI on lumbar spine. Exten heter bone marrow sig & sev spinal stern & dr shrugged it off. Wants to focus on other health issues?
Spinal stenosis: Treatment of the spinal stenosis is based on the symptoms that you might have which are typical low back pain, pain down the legs with any extended walking. In the more severe cases you might have sensory changes and muscle weakness which are potential reasons to consider surgery. ...Read more
Gma- 95 healthy, beat breast cancer last year. Today went to doc for pain in leg they believe its bone marrow cancer. What are her chances at survial?
Depends: Do you actually have a biopsy diagnosis or is the leg pain only thought to have a possible cause from "cancer." would need much more information, biopsy and radiology results, etc. It is very didifficult to speculate without accurate detailed information. Her doctor would have much more information to be able to give you accurate information. ...Read more
Diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, now also has bone marrow tb. Difficulty breathing, won't eat and vomiting. Red spots under skin. Is this serious?
Extremely: This person needs to be under the care of a very competent hemato-oncologist. ...Read more
Home of blood cells: The cells in your blood are born and reach maturity in the bone marrow. This is the very protected space in the middle of your large bones like your arms, legs, hips and back. Once the cells are mature, they are released into the blood stream where they travel throughout the body preventing infection (granulocytes, lymphocytes), supply oxygen (red cells) and prevent bleeding (platelets). ...Read more
Under gen anesthesia: Donating bone marrow for transplantation entails a procedure called bone marrow harvesting. The donor is placed under general anesthesia and turned over to lie on his/her belly to expose the hip bones on the back. Multiple aspirations of bone marrow are collected (average about 1 liter) at adjacent sites on the hip bone on both sides until a particular number of cells are reached. ...Read more
Register as a Donor: You can register in any blood bank by asking about the national marrow donor program(nmdp) also called: be the match registry. It is simple to register as a potential donor by giving a sample of body cells, usually taken from inside of your cheek. Once they find your body cells match someone in need they will call you to donate your blood stem cells or marrow stem cells. ...Read more
Bone marrow tests are performed for many reasons, but the commonest ones are:
detecting bone marrow involvement by a cancer — many cancers, notably lymphomas spread from their primary site to different organs of the body, including the bone marrow
detecting cancers of the blood leukemias finding the cause of anemia.
Bone marrow infiltration by other diseases ...Read more
HLA type: Every cell in your body has human leukocyte antigens (hlas) on the surface that act like a cell i.D. These allow your immune cells to recognize your cells as part of you and not foreign cells that need to be attacked. The bone marrow donor's hlas should match the patient's hlas as closely as possible so the donor's immune system doesn't attack the patient! Hla is determined by a blood test. ...Read more
The bone marrow: Changes as we age. The cellularity is the percentage of blood cell production as compared to fat. As a rule of thumb the cellularity as a percent is 100 — your age. Hypercellularity means that number is higher than expected. ...Read more
Go to a blood bank: Most hospitals have blood banks and they know how to register you to donate a sample of blood or cells from a cheek swab for matching. Thye will register you at the national marrow donor program(nmdp). You can also look up nmdp or... Be the match program in the internet and find more information. ...Read more
Your doctor can guid: You will need to be guided by the folks who have asked you to give bone marrow. Most often the procedure is done with help from a blood bank located in a hospital. The national marrow donor program(nmdp) is an organization with whom you can connect on the internet and seek further guidance. ...Read more
Many diseases can do: Radiation and chemotherapy are common causes. Cancer can get into the bone marrow and replace it, thus crowding the bone marrow cells and prevent normal function. Sometimes the cause is unknown. It is called aplastic bone marrow(aplastic anemia). Cancer of the blood cells(leukemia)can also suppress normal bone marrow and cause low blood counts or sometime high blood counts(but few normal cells). ...Read more
Many reasons: Marrow can be hypercellular because any of the cell lines, red cells, white cells or platelets or intercellular matrix may start to grow due to benign or malignant causes. Bottom line is we have to look for clones or abnormal cells and/ or poor Cytogenetics or molecular markers ...Read more
Many: Bone marrow makes red cells that carry oxygen, white cells that protect you from infection, and platelets that stop you from bleeding. If bone marrow suppressed you will have anaemia-low red cells cause fatigue, infections since low white cells, and bleeding caused by low platelets. It can range from no symptoms-mild to severe. All depends on severity of the suppression. ...Read more
No: This can seem confusing. Bone marrow contains stem cells that reproduce and generate blood cells throughout life. These stem cells are what are transferred in a bone marrow transplant and cause normal blood cells to be produced in the recipient. These are different from germ cells (eggs and sperm) that come together to cause a pregnancy. They are not interchangeable. ...Read more
It varies, depending:
It depends on what they are looking for in the bone marrow. If it is for a blood disorder we would order specific tests necessary to make the diagnosis. If it is for poor blood formation then it is simply looking for various blood cells and not be doing too much further specialized tests.
My estimate would be that it is upwards of $250....could add up to $1,000, if additional tests are added. ...Read more
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