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How can you treat anemia because of myelofibrosis?

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  • You have many options to treat anemia as a result of myelofibrosis. Iron, folic acid, and vitamin B12 supplements may provide the nutrients you need to make red blood cells. If your anemia is more severe, your doctor may suggest: Blood transfusions
  • Steroids
  • Erythropoietin, a hormone replacement
  • Androgen therapy, another hormone replacement
  • Chemotherapy drugs
  • Drugs that affect your immune system (your doctor might call them immunomodulators)

SOURCES:

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: “Myelofibrosis,” “Myelofibrosis Facts.”

Myeloproliferative Research Foundation: “Primary Myelofibrosis (PMF).”

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: “What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Anemia?”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Primary Myelofibrosis.”

MayoClinic.org: “Myelofibrosis: Complications.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on October 30, 2020

SOURCES:

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: “Myelofibrosis,” “Myelofibrosis Facts.”

Myeloproliferative Research Foundation: “Primary Myelofibrosis (PMF).”

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: “What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Anemia?”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Primary Myelofibrosis.”

MayoClinic.org: “Myelofibrosis: Complications.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on October 30, 2020

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