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bone marrow aspiration and biopsy

[asp-er-A-shun and by-op-see] a procedure in which a thin, hollow needle is put into the center of a bone, usually the hip or breast bone, to take out small amounts of bone marrow so that they can be looked at under a microscope. See also bone marrow.

How is Hodgkin disease staged?

... The bone marrow aspiration and biopsy are usually done at ... back of the pelvic
(hip) bone, although in ... cases they may be taken from other bones. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/hodgkindisease/detailedguide/hodgkin-disease-staging

How is Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia diagnosed?

... The bone marrow aspiration and biopsy are usually done at the same time. ...
they may be taken from the sternum (breast bone) or other bones. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/waldenstrommacroglobulinemia/detailedguide/waldenstrom-macroglobulinemia-diagnosis

How are Ewing tumors diagnosed?

... Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy are usually done at the ... In most cases the
marrow samples are taken from ... back of both of the pelvic (hip) bones. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/ewingfamilyoftumors/detailedguide/ewing-family-of-tumors-diagnosis

How is chronic lymphocytic leukemia diagnosed?

... and biopsy are done to get bone marrow samples for ... back of the pelvic (hip)
bone, but sometimes they may be taken from other bones. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-chroniclymphocyticcll/detailedguide/leukemia-chronic-lymphocytic-diagnosis

How is chronic myelomonocytic leukemia diagnosed?

... A bone marrow biopsy is usually done just after the aspiration. ... The doctors
will look at the bone marrow aspirate and biopsy to evaluate the ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-chronicmyelomonocyticcmml/detailedguide/leukemia-chronic-myelomonocytic-diagnosed

How is neuroblastoma diagnosed?

... A bone marrow aspiration and biopsy are usually done at ... In most cases the
samples are taken from the back of both of the pelvic (hip) bones. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/neuroblastoma/detailedguide/neuroblastoma-diagnosis

How is myelodysplastic syndrome diagnosed?

... Bone marrow tests. Bone marrow samples are obtained from a bone marrow
aspiration and biopsy, tests that are usually done at the same time. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/myelodysplasticsyndrome/detailedguide/myelodysplastic-syndromes-diagnosis

How is a cancer of unknown primary diagnosed?

... attached to a syringe to aspirate (withdraw) a ... soft inner part of certain bones
where new ... A bone marrow aspiration and biopsy are usually done at ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerofunknownprimary/detailedguide/cancer-unknown-primary-diagnosed

How is rhabdomyosarcoma diagnosed?

... Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy. ... the diagnosis to find out if the tumor has
spread to the bone marrow (the soft inner parts of certain bones). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/rhabdomyosarcoma/detailedguide/rhabdomyosarcoma-diagnosis

How is advanced cancer found?

... Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy: If your doctor suspects that cancer has
spread to the bone marrow (the tissue inside some bones that makes ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/advancedcancer/advanced-cancer-diagnosis