In some people with PV, the disease remains stable for many years. In many people, life expectancy is the same as it would be if they did not have PV. With careful medical supervision and therapy, PV can usually be managed effectively for a long time. In some cases, however, it may progress to another type of blood disease, such as myelofibrosis or acute myeloid leukemia.
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- Download or order The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s free booklet, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms.