PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

How often should you see your doctor about myelofibrosis (MF)?

ANSWER

See your doctor regularly to check your blood for any problems. About 20% of people with myelofibrosis (MF) could 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 MF or cancer. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and American Cancer Society both offer online advice and local support groups.

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 Brunilda Nazario on October 30, 2020

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 Brunilda Nazario on October 30, 2020

NEXT QUESTION:

What are the symptoms of myelofibrosis?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

"ALEXA, ASK WEBMD"

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.