Hello and welcome to HCM
JAK 2 mutation is the confirmatory test for polycythemia
vera (PV). Bone marrow
biopsy is not required when it has been confirmed by a JAK 2 mutation.
PV is a chronic illness and can be managed well.
All you need is to have a positive outlook, accept the situation and to manage the problem.
is available which minimizes the complications of PV.
The major complications are hemorrhage and thrombosis
Now that the diagnosis is made, you need to concentrate on the management part.
Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal