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Why a bone marrow test?


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Hey all, My dad is having a bone marrow test. Does anyone know why they would do this? Has anyone else heard of anyone doing this. He has stage 4 lung cancer, met to the brain, return of mets to the brain, lung tummor regrowing.........

Just curious.......

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I.had.a.bone.marrow.test.done.after.diagnosis.and.before.starting.chemo.

My.onc.said.it.was.more.definitive.than.just.a.bone.scan,to.make.sure.the.cancer.hadn't.spread.to.the.bones.

I.guess.a.scan.could.miss.a.bone.met....but.IF.cancer.is.in.the.bones.

somewhere,apparently.a.marrow.test.would.indicate.that.

Could.be.that.your.dad's.onc.is.just.super.cautious,like.mine....and.wants.to.be.sure.the.bones.are.clean?

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Hi JD,

Have your Dads blood counts been down for a while? The Doctors had told my husband after he had 5 weeks of low platelets they wanted to do a bone marrow to make sure the cancer didn't go there interfering with his making new platelets. Happily after 6 weeks they finally went up to 115 at least enough to do the chemo and know the marrow was still doing it's job.

Rosemary

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