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Myelofibrosis (MF) is a chronic disease. It's important that your doctor is experienced in treating myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) or works in consultation with a hematology-oncologist who has experience treating MPN patients.

Finding the Best Treatment Approach

Patients who don't have symptoms are generally not treated. A large proportion of symptom-free patients remain stable for years without treatment.

For patients with symptoms, the goals of MF treatment are to:

  • relieve symptoms
  • reduce the risk of complications

As you develop a treatment plan with your doctor, be sure to discuss:

  • the results you can expect from treatment
  • potential side effects
  • the possibility of participating in a clinical trial, where you'll have access to advanced medical treatment that may be more beneficial to you than standard treatment
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last updated on Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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