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For many people with myelofibrosis (MF), starting treatment helps them focus on what lies ahead. For most patients MF not curable, but they may remain symptom free for years. In such cases, these patients generally need no treatment as long as they don't develop symptoms.

Types of MF Treatment

For MF patients who have symptoms, doctors use several types of treatment:

In addition, blood transfusions and iron and folate replacement are generally important aspects of care.

Your doctor may suggest that you participate in a clinical trial. Clinical trials can involve therapy with new drugs and new drug combinations.

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last updated on Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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