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How can I keep myelofibrosis from getting worse?

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See your doctor regularly to check your blood for any problems. About 20% of people with myelofibrosis can get acute myeloid leukemia, a kind of cancer that’s harder to treat.

A cancer diagnosis isn’t easy. It can help to talk to other people with myelofibrosis or cancer. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and American Cancer Society both offer online advice and local support groups.

From: What Is Myelofibrosis? WebMD Medical Reference

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Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: “Myelofibrosis.”

Myeloproliferative Research Foundation: “Primary Myelofibrosis.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Primary Myelofibrosis.”

American Cancer Society: “Find Support & Treatment.”

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on December 26, 2017

SOURCES:

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: “Myelofibrosis.”

Myeloproliferative Research Foundation: “Primary Myelofibrosis.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Primary Myelofibrosis.”

American Cancer Society: “Find Support & Treatment.”

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on December 26, 2017

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