Bone Marrow Biopsy Topic Guide
Bone Marrow Biopsy: A bone marrow biopsy is performed to evaluate bone marrow function or to determine the cause of some infections, diagnose tumors, determine how far a disease, such as lymphoma, has progressed, and to evaluate the effectiveness of chemotherapy or other bone marrow active drugs.
Lymphoma Lymphoma is cancer of the lymphatic system. Symptoms include fevers, chills, itching, enlarged spleen, and swollen lymph nodes. Treatment depends upon the type and stage of the lymphoma, in addition to the age and overall health of the individual.