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: