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How is myelofibrosis diagnosed?

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If your doctor thinks you may have myelofibrosis, several things will help with a diagnosis. There isn't just one test to check for the disease. Because every case is different, a physical exam, blood tests, and other tests are all key to help figure out if you have the disease.

From: How Is Myelofibrosis Diagnosed? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: "Myelofibrosis: Diagnosis."

Cleveland Clinic: "Myelofibrosis."

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Why the Health Care Provider Examines the Neck and Throat.”

Mayo Clinic: "Myelofibrosis: Tests and diagnosis."

Medscape: "Primary Myelofibrosis Workup."

MPN Research Foundation: "What Is Primary Myelofibrosis (MF)?"

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on December 26, 2017

SOURCES:

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: "Myelofibrosis: Diagnosis."

Cleveland Clinic: "Myelofibrosis."

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Why the Health Care Provider Examines the Neck and Throat.”

Mayo Clinic: "Myelofibrosis: Tests and diagnosis."

Medscape: "Primary Myelofibrosis Workup."

MPN Research Foundation: "What Is Primary Myelofibrosis (MF)?"

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on December 26, 2017

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