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Who gets myelofibrosis?

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Most people are diagnosed with myelofibrosis around age 60. Both men and women can get it. About 18,000 people in the U.S. are living with it.

Young adults or small children can get this kind of cancer, but it’s rare. Girls are affected twice as often as boys when it happens in childhood.

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

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