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Understanding the Aspiration and Biopsy Procedure:


In the Aspiration, an incision will be made and a needle inserted through the skin. Once the needle touches the bone, the power driver will be started and you may feel some vibration. Within a few seconds, your doctor will stop and take a sample of liquid marrow with a syringe.

For the Biopsy, after the aspirate has been collected, the power driver is restarted and, in a matter of seconds, your doctor will capture a sample of the solid marrow.

A nurse or assistant will put pressure on the incision site until the bleeding stops and a bandage will be placed on the site. Discuss with your clinician how best to manage post procedure discomfort and the level of activity you should resume following the procedure.

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We've already told you how a bone marrow biopsy with the OnControl System is a faster more effective procedure that is significantly less painful than manual bone marrow biopsies — so how can you get your doctor to use the OnControl System for your next biopsy? Ask for it! Below are helpful links for physician resources you can print and give to your doctor. If you prefer, we will contact your doctor for you. Simply complete the Contact My Physician form, and we’ll do the rest!

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Helpful Organizations

Whether you and your loved one are in the midst of a cancer fight, in remission, or are on your journey as a survivor, the following organizations can help you navigate the road ahead. These informative websites offer educational resources for a better understanding of cancer and related treatments, suggest guidelines for proper nutrition, offer tools for helping organize your medical records, provide information on local chapters and support groups, and so much more.