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How does androgen therapy treat anemia in myelofibrosis?

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Your doctor might give you a man-made version of the male hormone androgen to help raise red blood cell counts and ease anemia symptoms. However, it can cause side effects like liver damage, and in women, it can cause changes such as body hair growth or hair loss.

From: How Is Myelofibrosis Treated? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

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

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: “Treatment,” “Myelofibrosis Facts,” “Support Resources.”

Mayo Clinic.org: “Myelofibrosis: Treatments and drugs,” “Myelofibrosis: Coping and support.”

American Cancer Society: “Myelodysplastic Syndromes Overview,” “Find Support Programs and Services in Your Area.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 12, 2019

SOURCES:

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

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: “Treatment,” “Myelofibrosis Facts,” “Support Resources.”

Mayo Clinic.org: “Myelofibrosis: Treatments and drugs,” “Myelofibrosis: Coping and support.”

American Cancer Society: “Myelodysplastic Syndromes Overview,” “Find Support Programs and Services in Your Area.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 12, 2019

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