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Chronic Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - To Learn More About Chronic Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

For more information from the National Cancer Institute about chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms, see the following:

  • Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Home Page
  • Drugs Approved for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
  • Biological Therapies for Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Targeted Cancer Therapies

For general cancer information and other resources from the National Cancer Institute, see the following:

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Leukemia is an abnormal rise in the number of white blood cells. The white blood cells crowd out other blood cell elements such as red blood cells and platelets. The elevated white blood cells are immature and do not function properly. Leukemia -- the term derives from the Greek words for "white" and "blood" -- is often considered a disease of children, yet it actually affects far more adults. It is more common in men than women and in Caucasians than African-Americans. There will be more than...

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    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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    Last Updated: May 28, 2015
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