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Treatment Options for Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders

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    Essential Thrombocythemia

    Treatment of essential thrombocythemia in patients younger than 60 years who have no symptoms and an acceptable platelet count is usually watchful waiting. Treatment of other patients may include the following:

    • Chemotherapy.
    • Anagrelide therapy.
    • Biologic therapy using interferon alfa or pegylated interferon alpha.
    • Platelet apheresis.
    • A clinical trial of a new treatment.

    Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with essential thrombocythemia. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

    Chronic Neutrophilic Leukemia

    Treatment of chronic neutrophilic leukemia may include the following:

    • Donor bone marrow transplant.
    • Chemotherapy.
    • Biologic therapy using interferon alfa.
    • A clinical trial of a new treatment.

    Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with chronic neutrophilic leukemia. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

    Chronic Eosinophilic Leukemia

    Treatment of chronic eosinophilic leukemia may include the following:

    • Bone marrow transplant.
    • Biologic therapy using interferon alfa.
    • A clinical trial of a new treatment.

    Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with chronic eosinophilic leukemia. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

    WebMD Public Information from the National Cancer Institute

    Last Updated: February 25, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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