Lifestyle Desk. Bone Marrow Cancer: Cancer is fast becoming a common disease worldwide. It is a condition where abnormal cells divide uncontrollably into the body and also destroy healthy tissues of the body. Cancer usually requires extensive treatment, with a higher risk of death. According to the WHO, cancer was the cause of death of about 96 lakh people worldwide in the year 2018. Two different types of cancer also killed the lives of Indian parents like Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor.
Rishi Kapoor breathed his last on April 30 after two years fighting bone marrow cancer. Today we are telling what is bone cancer, due to which this legend lost his life.
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What is bone marrow cancer?
Bone marrow is a sponge-like tissue inside some of our bones. In humans, it is present in the bones of the hip, thigh, etc. Bone marrow is a tissue where stem cells can develop into red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets, which all perform specific functions in the body.
Bone marrow cancer is an uncommon type of cancer. Bone marrow cancer occurs when cells in the marrow start growing abnormally. It is not a cancer of bones but a type of blood cancer. This is a type of cancer that occurs in the marrow and does not spread to bones and marrow after it is produced in any other part of the body.
How many types of bone marrow are there?
There are many types of bone marrow cancer, it depends on which type of cell is affected.
Multiple myeloma: This is the most common type of bone marrow cancer, which affects plasma cells.
Leukemia: It affects white blood cells.
Lymphoma: affects lymph nodes
Symptoms of bone marrow cancer
Symptoms of bone marrow cancer vary according to the type of cells that affect cancer.
Symptoms of multiple myeloma
Weakness and tiredness
Lack of water
Symptoms of leukemia
Symptoms of lymphoma
Chest and groin pain
Loss of weight
What is the treatment of bone marrow cancer
The chances of survival of the patient in bone marrow cancer depend on the stage of cancer, how soon it is detected, etc. Treatment:
bone marrow transplant