Managing the effects of secondary bone cancer treatment on the bone marrow
The bone marrow is the spongy material in the centre of some of our bones, which produces blood cells.
If you have a low level of red blood cells (anaemia), you may be breathless and get tired more easily. Your doctor may suggest that you have a blood transfusion, which can be done more than once if it’s helpful. Low levels of white blood cells may make you more likely to get an infection. If you do get an infection, this can be treated with antibiotics. A low platelet count will increase your risk of bruising and bleeding. Occasionally, if your platelet count is very low, you may need a platelet infusion.