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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

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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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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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?

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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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?

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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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 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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Hi dr what is bone marrow depression? Is it a type of cancer?

Non-specific term: Bone marrow depression is not a specific diagnosis. Alcohol is one of the causes of low blood counts due to bone marrow depression. At your age, ed, high cholesterol and pad are not good signs. I would urge you to see a doctor and do the following: quit drinking, no tobacco, have diet rich fresh vegetables ; fruits, nuts, legumes, lentils, beans; and low in saturated fats. Exercise 30 minutes/day. ...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

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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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What is the probability of surviving cancer after a bone marrow transplant?

Good odds: Bone marrow transplants are commonly done for the treatment of blood cancer. The success rate is between 60-70 percent depending on the type of cancer and the general condition of the recepient. If there is a good match chances of cure go up into 80-90% range. ...Read more

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Might there be any reasons, other than cancer, to need a bone marrow transplant in a shoulder?

Might there be any reasons, other than cancer, to need a bone marrow transplant in a shoulder?

Unclear?: The shoulder part of your question makes no sense? Bone marrow transplants are delivered iv. ...Read more

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If I had thyroid cancer am I unable to donate bone marrow? On the website it doesn't specify thyroid cancer.

If I had thyroid cancer am I unable to donate bone marrow? On the website it doesn't specify thyroid cancer.

Am not sure: Several years ago Dr. W. Lawrence at Sloan Kettering at the time began doing kidney transplants. While all needed immunosuppressive drugs. He transplanted one case from a patient who had colon Ca. The patient did not require any suppression but less than a year later he developed metastatic colon Ca from the transplant. Cancer donors including that from marrow may spread tumor. ...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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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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Does the presence of bright cd8 t-cells on bone marrow biopsy indicate cancer?

Does the presence of bright cd8 t-cells on bone marrow biopsy indicate cancer?

Not really: Presence of cancer cells is only indication of cancer no other cells., to call it a cancer you have to see cancer cells nothing else. Cd-8 t cells are seen in viral infections also. These cells are some times seen surrounding the tumor or inside the tumor which is a good prognostic sign presence of immunity, body is fighting the cancer. ...Read more

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What is the percentage of people who live cancer free 5-10 years after a bone marrow transplant?

It depends: Bone marrow transplants are currently done for many different types of cancers. The type of cancer, the number of relapses, the age of the patient, the previous responses to treatment, and the type of transplant all factor into how successful a bone marrow transplant is likely to be. ...Read more

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After kidney tumour removal, they now suspect stray cancer cells have gone deeper into kidneys and bone marrow what are his chances, he is 69 my dad?

Oncologist: If there is a spread from the kidneys his oncologist will be the right person to discuss prognosis. Usually kidney cancer once removed has good long term prognosis is there was no evidence of metastasis. ...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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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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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

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


Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more