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What is myelofibrosis (MF)?

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Myelofibrosis (MF) is a rare kind of blood cancer that starts in your marrow, a spongy tissue inside your bones that makes blood cells. The disease causes scars called fibrosis, which affects how many blood cells your body can make.

MF is long-lasting and usually worsens slowly. You may be able to live with it for years without a problem, but some people’s myelofibrosis grows more quickly and causes symptoms that need to be treated.

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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