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How is bone marrow cancer diagnosed?

Gary J. Schiller, MD
Hematology & Oncology
A cancer that originates in the cells of the bone marrow can be diagnosed by discovering something abnormal in the blood, which can lead to a bone marrow biopsy. This is a simple outpatient procedure done in the office, and if done well, takes less than five minutes with local anesthesia.

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