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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Polycythemia Vera (PV)
  • Staging and Diagnosing
  • Current Standard of Care and New Treatment Approaches
  • Working with Your Health Care Team to Manage PV Symptoms and Reduce Potential Complications
  • The Important Role of Clinical Trials
  • Talking with Your Doctor about What Symptoms Should Prompt You or Your Caregiver to Call the Office
  • Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Stress Management Tips
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Srdan Verstovsek, MD, PhD
Chief, Section for MPN (Myeloproliferative Neoplasms), Leukemia Department, Clinical Research Center for MPN, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Ruben A. Mesa, MD, FACP
Consultant Hematologist, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Chair, Division of Hematology & Medical Oncology, Deputy Director, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Professor of Medicine
Brady L. Stein, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine
Sarah Kelly, MSW
Coordinator of Older Adult Services, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on December 16, 2013.

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.