Saturday, May 22, 2010

Bone Marrow Cancer

Bone Marrow Cancer

What is Bone Marrow?
The soft and spongy tissues which are present in bones of an individual are called Bone Marrow. If there is no bone marrow in the bones then there will be no formation of the red blood cells because the bone marrow contains stem cells which are precursor to the red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and other important blood components.

What is a Bone Marrow Cancer?
When there is formation of the cancer in the bone marrow of the bones which forms blood cells hence it is called, it is known as the bone marrow cancer.

Types of Bone Marrow Cancer?
There are two types of bone marrow cancer primary and secondary. Primary bone marrow cancer starts in the cells that forms blood. The three types of primary bone marrow cancer:
1. Leukemia.
2. Lymphoma.
3. Multiple Myeloma.

Secondary bone marrow cancer are formed due to the cancer spreading from the other parts of the body and coming to the bones and infecting them. These cancers may arise from lungs, breast, prostate, etc.

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