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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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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.


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