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MY MOTHER 89 MAY HAVE BONE MARROW CANCER WHAT IS THE TREATMENT

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MY MOTHER 89 MAY HAVE BONE MARROW CANCER WHAT IS THE TREATMENT OR DURATION OF LIKE WITH THIS ILLNESS
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 10 months ago.

Hi. My name isXXXXX and I am online and available to help you today. Thank you for your patience.

What makes you think she has bone marrow cancer?

What type do you think she has (there are a number of different ones)

Does she have any medical problems or take any medications?

This is not an answer, but an Information Request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. I look forward to helping you.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.


okay i just found the cause of the low hemoglobin she has a bleeding ulcer she has been given two transfusions now and her count is up to ten i was informed the high calcium was an indicator of bone marrow cancer she is taking meds for the high calcium I'm not sure what . she is getting a colonoscopy


today friday 8/23/13 at 3:pm she only takes benicar for high blood pressure which also has a water pill in it she has had a bladder scan no water retention normal bladder function indicated her kidney level if low i did not get to speak to the doctor yesterday to find out what that means she was taking alleve and motrin for her back and pelvic fracture will led to the ulcer and severe constipation so that is where i am right now no weight loss her appetite was okay for someone 89 until the constipation also i was told was caused by the high calcium levels

Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 10 months ago.
Bernadine,

Although I am sorry to hear that your mother has a bleeding ulcer and required transfusions for blood loss I am glad to that the reason for her low blood count has been found.

Even though she has high calcium levels on a blood test, I would not rush to think she has bone marrow cancer.

From what you have posted it seems like she is getting excellent care and should be back on her feet soon.

Does this make sense to you?

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