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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Cáncer de la médula ósea

Bone marrow cancer (bone MAYR-oh KAN-ser)
Cancer that forms in the blood-forming stem cells of the bone marrow (soft sponge-like tissue in the center of most bones). Bone marrow cancer includes leukemias and multiple myeloma.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.