Bone Marrow Transplant: The Key to Relapses Uncovered

Researchers looking at the complex DNA of child leukemia sufferers have uncovered a genetic reason for the disease to relapse in many children.  The researchers found that many child leukemia sufferers possess a genetic mutation that can neutralize a chemotherapy drug, allowing the disease to relapse. The study, conducted in Columbia, found that 20% of… Read more »

Exercising with a Low Platelet Count

Thrombocytopenia, or low platelet count, is a condition that arises when the blood does not have enough platelets. This happens when the blood gets rid of platelets more quickly than the bone marrow is able to create new ones. There are a number of causes of a low platelet count. Depending on the cause (if… Read more »

America’s Rare Disease Day

Today is the 5th Annual Rare Disease Day, where people all over the world are raising awareness of the range of rare diseases that, combined, affect one out of every ten Americans. In the States, a disease is classified as being rare if it affects fewer than 200,000 Americans at any given time. The problem… Read more »

Bone Marrow Patient Robin Roberts says ‘Good Morning America’

This week Americans welcomed Robin Roberts back to the morning TV show ‘Good Morning America’ after she left the show almost 6 months ago to have bone marrow transplant surgery for a rare blood disorder. The 52 year old co-host returned to the show 174 days after leaving it to receive life-saving treatment and was… Read more »

Blood – The Basics Part 2

In Blood – The Basics Part 1 we explained the basics of plasma and red blood cell production and function. In this article we continue with the basics on blood and its function. White Blood Cells (Leukocytes) White blood cells are white and bumpy in appearance and make up around 1% of total blood volume…. Read more »

Blood – The Basics Part 1

We all know that healthy blood is essential to make our body function properly. People with bone marrow disorders don’t produce enough of some blood cells, produce too many of a type of blood cell or unhealthy blood cells, which push out the healthy ones.  But what is blood made up of? And how does… Read more »

World Cancer Day; Making Decisions

Today is World Cancer Day. Right now in the US there are 12 million people living with cancer, from solid cancers such as breast cancer or lung cancer, to rarer bone marrow disorders, like leukemia, multiple myeloma and myelofibrosis. Some of those people believed that their diagnosis was their death sentence.  Most of them have… Read more »

Bone Marrow Boosting Foods

If you have a condition that affects the function of your bone marrow, you will probably know too well how much healthy blood production can affect the way you feel. A deficiency in red blood cell production can make you feel tired, cause dizziness and shortness of breath; a low platelet count can cause bleeding… Read more »

About Fanconi Anemia

Fanconi Anemia is a genetically inherited disorder that can lead to bone marrow failure (aplastic anemia). People with FA have bone marrow that does not produce blood cells properly. Many FA patients’ bone marrow goes on to fail completely and others are much more likely to develop cancer, particularly acute myeloid leukemia (AML). People with… Read more »

What You Need to Know about Neutropenia

If you have a chronic disease it is likely that words you have never heard before suddenly become frequent, important parts of daily conversation. Some doctors and nurses use these words without explaining what they mean, leaving patients confused. At Bone Marrow Treatment Mexico we make sure that our patients understand as much as possible… Read more »