Bone Marrow involvement with bone cancer?
My grandmother was diagnosed with bone cancer two years ago this past fall (unsure if osteosarcoma?) – recent blood counts have come back troublingly low, oncologist concerned that she’s suffer metastisis to bone marrow. Is anyone aware of the general time frame associated with this progression? The only information I can find re: bone marrow cancer relates to non-hodgkins lymphoma, multiple myeloma, etc. Only educated answers, please.
Thanks in advance… just trying to prepare myself more thoroughly for the inevitable.
I appreciate the other answers here, and I realize people are only trying to help, but I’m looking for medical opinions and advice. Thanks anyway.
If the cancer is in the bone marrow, it will reduce the number of blood cells produced: depending on what the cancer has metasisied into it would take on the “symptoms ” of a blood cancer – so it will depend on the type of cancer blood cells.
While you have given some good information, you have left out critical details to discuss more (like type of cancer blood cells) .
If you go the the LLS.org web site you can get a better idea of what you are dealing with.
Since it is your grandmother, I assume she is older and the prognosis for people with cancer/older is never good.
spend as much time as you can with her and help her accomplish any “unfinished” things she may have.
32 months ans still here
Multiple Myeloma – The Nebraska Medical Center