I'm here to support my Mum who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 3 years ago. She has not had any treatment to date, as she's in the very early stages of the disease - however lately she's gone downhill and her oncologist wants her to get a bone marrow aspiration.
Mum is petrified of having a bone marrow aspiration as she's heard they're very painful and can't be given under general anaesthetic.
Does anyone know if it's possible for a bone marrow aspiration to be done under general anaesthetic? (or some other form of anaesthetic that makes you completely unaware of the pain)?
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.