NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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bone marrow ablation (bone MAYR-oh a-BLAY-shun)
|A procedure to destroy bone marrow using radiation or high doses of anticancer drugs. It is done before a bone marrow or blood stem cell transplant to kill cancer cells and bone marrow cells. This makes room for healthy stem cells.|