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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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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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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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Do bone marrow aspirations mean leukemia?

Do bone marrow aspirations  mean leukemia?

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 following: anemia, low platelets, staging of lymphoma, monitoring therapy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Are bone marrow transplants painful?

Are bone marrow transplants painful?

Side effects: There are many effects which can be unpleasant like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea amd mouth sores. Depending on how the transplant is done the mouth sores can be severe and painful. There can be abdominal pain or bone pain in some patients. ...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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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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What's allogeneic bone marrow transplantation like?

What's allogeneic bone marrow transplantation like?

BMT from a donor: Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (bmt) uses another person as the source of stem cells (bone marrow) as opposed to autologous bmt which uses the patient's own cells (usually frozen). Syngeneic bmt uses an identical twin for the donor. Allogeneic donors can be relatives (usually siblings) or totally unrelated. For more info on bmt check out: http://marrow.Org/. ...Read more

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Does a bone marrow transplant hurt?

Does a bone marrow transplant hurt?

Bone marrow : The actual infusion of the cells does not hurt. The side effects of the chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy that are part of the preparative regimen of the transplant can be unpleasant. This can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, mouth sores, infections. ...Read more

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Do bone marrow aspiration hurt?

Do bone marrow aspiration hurt?

During and After: I had bone marrow aspirated twice. Under local anesthesia the answer is kinda - it is the most unusual sensation and feels like someone is sucking the marrow out of your hip. While it was unpleasant, it was not terrible. As a bone marrow donor the answer is yes post-operatively the areas of the hips are very sore while there is no pain while the bone marrow is aspirated under general anesthesia? ...Read more

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

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

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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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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4%plasma cells in bone marrow biopsy-how serious is it?

4%plasma cells in bone marrow biopsy-how serious is it?

Can be normal.: Up to 5% is normal as long as they are not "monoclonal" meaning derived from a cell. If monoclonal then a bone cancer called myeloma needs to be ruled out. If no bone disease, anemia, high calcium or kidney disease answer is MGUS, a pre-cancerous condition with low risk of progression (less than 1% per year). ...Read more

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How bad is bone cancer osteogenic sarcoma?

How bad is bone cancer osteogenic sarcoma?

Treatable: Not too long ago osteogenic sarcoma used to be almost uniformly fatal. But with chemotherapy regimens now available, the majority of patients can be cured. Surgery is also required and in most cases the tumor can be removed while keeping the limb. While it is a very serious cancer, we now have very good treatment options available. ...Read more

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How is bone marrow donated?

How is bone marrow donated?

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

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Is a bone marrow transplant painful?

Is a bone marrow transplant painful?

No: A bone marrow or peripheral blood (pb) stem cell transplant (sct) is not painful. There are various "induction" treatments that depend on the type of cancer or disease to "condition" or get rid of the cancer (& normal) cells. A sct then "rescues" the bone marrow by returning self (autologous sct) cells or cells from another (allogeneic sct). The sct itself is similar to a blood infusion. ...Read more

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X ray of broken bone showed hole in bone biopsy done and was neg for bone cancer. Recent blood test showed low white blood count. Reason for concern?

X ray of broken bone showed hole in bone biopsy done and was neg for bone cancer. Recent blood test showed low white blood count. Reason for concern?

Evaluation warranted: Depending on how low the white count, it would be wise to continue to be followed by a primary health care provider and/or hematologist. It will likely return to normal, but it should be followed. ...Read more

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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?

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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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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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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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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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?

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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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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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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Is soya milk, manuka honey and molasses good for patients with bone marrow cancer? What can be the best diet for them?

Is soya milk, manuka honey and molasses good for patients with bone marrow cancer?
What can be the best diet for them?

Adjuncts only: Marrow cancer (leukemia, myeloma) is a cruel enough situation without people selling you worthless dietary supplements and "pop" foods. I wish you the best as you undergo treatment for your illness. Your best diet is to eat sensibly, what you like, trying to avoid the very sugary / greasy / salty stuff, and to maintain physical exercise. ...Read more

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My mom has been diagnosed with bone marrow cancer, her haemoglobin was 69, they won't be giving her any treatments she's too frail.How much time left.

Need more info: You probably mean 6.9 g/dl? There are several types of bone marrow cancer such as leukemia, myeloma etc. Treatment depend on the diagnosis, her age, her general status etc. It is hard for me to predict her life span without knowing the diagnosis. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Is kidney failure linked to bone marrow cancer and if treated is kidney process reversible. Biopsy report says 17 glo.Nonglobally sclerotic 4 ischemic?

It varies: Most cases of kidney failure caused by one of the blood cancers are reversible if detected early and treated promptly. But your biopsy indicates this may have been ongoing for quite some time. I would have you be patient and be hopeful at least for 4-6 weeks before you will know if this is going to improve or not. ...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


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