Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Myeloproliferative neoplasms are a type of blood cancer that includes myelofibrosis, polycythemia vera and essential thrombocythemia.

Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are types of blood cancer that begin with an abnormal mutation (change) in a stem cell in the bone marrow. The change leads to an overproduction of any combination of white cells, red cells and platelets.


The Center for Prevention of Progression of Blood Cancers is looking for participants to help with their study.

Learn More


Upcoming Webcast:

Diagnosing and Treating Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

July 12, 2016

1:00 - 2:00 pm ET

LEARN MORE


Please consider a donation to LLS so we can continue to provide patient support and education and fund research to improve outcomes for all blood cancer patients.

Types of MPNs

Essential Thrombocythemia

Essential thrombocythemia (ET) Is one of a related group of blood cancers known as “myeloproliferative neoplasms” (MPNs) in which cells in the bone marrow that produce the blood cells develop and function abnormally. Occasionally occurs in older children, but is mostly diagnosed in adult men and women.    What You Should Know Hematologists and oncologists are specialists who treat ...

Myelofibrosis

Myelofibrosis (MF) Is a rare bone marrow cancer. It is one of a related group of blood cancers known as “myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs)” in which bone marrow cells that produce the blood cells develop and function abnormally. The resulting fibrous scar tissue formation in the bone marrow leads to severe anemia, weakness, fatigue, an enlarged spleen and liver, and body wasting (loss of body mass or...

Polycythemia Vera

Polycythemia vera (PV)     Is one of a related group of blood cancers known as “myeloproliferative neoplasms” (MPNs) in which cells in the bone marrow that produce the blood cells develop and function abnormally. Begins with one or more acquired changes (mutations) to the DNA of a single blood-forming cell. This results in the overproduction of blood cells. For all races and ethni...