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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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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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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?

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

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


Dr. Francis Cannizzo
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