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Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Sanford is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Sanford attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Sanford's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. George T Conklin, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Conklin practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Conklin include anemia, hodgkin's lymphoma, and chemotherapy. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Conklin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Conklin's education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Conklin's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Myeloma, Hemochromatosis, Physical Exams, Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Manner is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology specialist in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include anemia, colon cancer, and hodgkin's lymphoma. On average, patients gave Dr. Manner a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Manner trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Manner has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX). Dr. Manner's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Sickle Cell Disease, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

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What is a Bone Marrow Test?

Marrow is the spongy tissue in the center of large bones that makes blood cells. A bone marrow test takes a small sample of bone marrow in order to examine it under a microscope and check for disease. It may be done to diagnose conditions such as anemia, certain infections, or cancers of the blood such as leukemia or lymphoma. It also may be done to see how chemotherapy is affecting the production of blood cells.

A bone marrow test is most often done in the pelvic bone, at the edge of the hip, but it can also be performed in the breast bone or other large bones. The area is cleaned and numbed, and a long needle is inserted into the bone. The next part of the procedure depends on the type of test that is being taken.

There are two kinds of bone marrow tests: aspiration and biopsy. Often both are done at the same time. During an aspiration, the needle simply extracts a small amount of fluid and the cells it contains. If a biopsy is also being performed, a thin hollow tube removes a tiny solid core of tissue to be examined.

Although a bone marrow test is usually performed on an outpatient basis and is relatively quick and safe, there is sometimes some pain during the procedure. It is best to arrange for someone to drive you home afterwards and to take it easy for the next day until you have recovered.
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