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My father has been told that he must have a bone marrow biopsy. Can someone explain to me what this involves?
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"Under a short anaesthetic a small sample of your bone marrow is taken out (normally from your large hipbone) and also a fragment of the bone itself for examination under a high-power microscope. This can show whether the primary cells in the bone marrow (the stem cells) from which the others derive are in good order or not. In this way, it can not only be determined whether you have MDS but also which variety ...."
Got this from a really useful website dedicated to http://www.mds-rexbirch.webspace.virginmedia.com
- a lot of other useful stuff here from a non-doctors perspective.
Hope this helps
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Feb 2011 MDS RCMD. Jan 2012 RAEB.
Feb 2012 - 2 lots of chemo each 4-6 weeks in hospital to destroy leukaemic cells resulting in remission from AML.
July 6 2012 - Stem cell transplant
Doing very well, feel great
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