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What is myelosuppression?

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Myelosuppression is when your bone marrow isn't able to make enough blood cells.

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: “NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms: Myelosuppression.”

International Myeloma Foundation: “Myelosuppression.”

Oncology Nursing Forum: “Management of myelosuppression in the patient with cancer.”

Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters: “Anemia Due to Bone Marrow Suppression.”

Lymphoma Canada: “Myelosuppression.”

Myeloma UK: “Myeloma Academy Nursing Best Practice Guide: Myelosuppression."

Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center: “Bone marrow suppression.”

Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing: “Myelosuppression, Bone Disease, and Acute Renal Failure: Evidence-Based Recommendations for Oncologic Emergencies.”

Canadian Cancer Society: “Low blood cells counts,” "Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on July 02, 2019

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: “NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms: Myelosuppression.”

International Myeloma Foundation: “Myelosuppression.”

Oncology Nursing Forum: “Management of myelosuppression in the patient with cancer.”

Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters: “Anemia Due to Bone Marrow Suppression.”

Lymphoma Canada: “Myelosuppression.”

Myeloma UK: “Myeloma Academy Nursing Best Practice Guide: Myelosuppression."

Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center: “Bone marrow suppression.”

Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing: “Myelosuppression, Bone Disease, and Acute Renal Failure: Evidence-Based Recommendations for Oncologic Emergencies.”

Canadian Cancer Society: “Low blood cells counts,” "Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on July 02, 2019

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