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What is a bone marrow biopsy?

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A biopsy is a tissue sample that’s examined under a microscope. During a bone marrow biopsy, a doctor uses a large needle to enter the pelvis bone to collect bone marrow. This detects blood diseases such as leukemia or lymphoma.

From: What Is a Biopsy? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: "Dictionary of Cancer Terms."

Zuber, T. , March 15, 2002. American Family Physician

WebMD Medical Reference: "Breast Biopsy."

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Kidney Biopsy."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 30, 2017

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: "Dictionary of Cancer Terms."

Zuber, T. , March 15, 2002. American Family Physician

WebMD Medical Reference: "Breast Biopsy."

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Kidney Biopsy."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 30, 2017

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