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What is bone marrow?
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Dr. Stephen Noga
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Stephen Noga
Dr. Stephen Noga
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
In brief: Bone Marrow
Generates blood cells: red, white and platelts.
"doing a bone marrow" means taking a needle and aspirating some elements and biopsying to make diagnosis. Using marrow and stem cells are used therapeutically as well.

In brief: Bone Marrow
Generates blood cells: red, white and platelts.
"doing a bone marrow" means taking a needle and aspirating some elements and biopsying to make diagnosis. Using marrow and stem cells are used therapeutically as well.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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