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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 Reduce Potential Complications and Manage Late Stage PV Symptoms
  • 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
  • View A Guide for Making Informed Treatment Decisions About Your Care for Polycythemia Vera

Our Panel of Experts

Ruben A. Mesa, MD, FACP

Consultant Hematologist, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Chair, Division of Hematology & Medical Oncology, Deputy Director, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Professor of Medicine

Srdan Verstovsek, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Director, Hanns A. Pielenz Clinical Research Center for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms, Department of Leukemia, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Gabriela Hobbs, MD

Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Leukemia Service, Massachusetts General Hospital

Sarah Kelly, MSW

Older Adult Program Coordinator, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on May 11, 2015.

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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.

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