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About Bone Marrow Transplant

bone marrow transplant

A bone marrow transplant is a surgical procedure to transplant healthy bone marrow to a patient with deficient bone marrow function (usually due to chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer). Bone marrow is a soft, fatty tissue found in bones that produces red and white blood cells. If a patient develops a disease of the […]

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What Is a Biopsy?

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Many medical conditions, including all cases of cancer, must be diagnosed by removing a sample of tissue from the patient and sending it to a pathologist for examination. This procedure is called a biopsy and involves a microscopic examination of the tissue sample. Biopsied specimens are obtained by a doctor and sent for examination to […]

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Alternative to Chemotherapy Effective For Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Patients

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Mayo Clinic Study Shows Alternative to Chemotherapy Effective For Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Patients. Study finds oral combination of the drugs thalidomide plus dexamethasone as effective as intravenous chemotherapy, but without the side effects of nausea, vomiting and hair loss. ROCHESTER, Minn. — A Mayo Clinic study indicates patients who are newly diagnosed with multiple […]

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Treatments for Atypical Moles

woman with two moles on her face

Atypical moles, also called Clark’s nevi or dysplastic nevi, are moles that are considered to be more likely to turn into melanoma than regular moles. Melanoma is a deadly form of skin cancer which kills quickly if not removed in time. These precancerous moles appear very similar to melanoma and feature an irregular border, slight […]

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