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Suffering with myelofibrosis. History of polycythemia and low platelet count. Probable prognosis?

I was diagnosed with polycythemia Vera last May. I go monthly for my blood and phlebotomy. My platelets have been low for last 5 months which I was not told until July when it was 30. At that time the Dr. Wanted to do another bone marrow. It came back with myelofibrosis, so if I am reading correctly my case would be more serious since I have all three issues. What will happen now? Is there no proactive treatment? Do I just wait? I would like to know a real prognosis? Thank you, Barb Thomas
Asked On : Sat, 21 Sep 2013
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Myelofibrosis is part of natural progression of polycythemia. Are you diabetic or hypertensive? How old are you? Is your Hb still high or decreased? Your next treatment options will be based on these issues. But dont worry. You need to have a fresh discussion with your doctor. Take care.
Answered: Wed, 25 Sep 2013
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