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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Myelofibrosis (MF), Polycythemia Vera (PV) and Essential Thrombocythemia (ET)
  • Staging and Diagnosing
  • Current Standard of Care and New Treatment Approaches
  • What to Expect From Treatments
  • Understanding Common Symptoms
  • Working with Your Health Care Team to Manage Your Symptoms
  • Strategies to Reduce Potential Complications of MPN
  • The Important Role of Clinical Trials
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Staging and Progression
  • Talking with Your Doctor about What Symptoms Should Prompt You or Your Caregiver to Call the Office
  • Quality-of-Life, Prognosis and Life Expectancy Concerns
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Srdan Verstovsek, MD, PhD

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

Jeanne M. Palmer, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, Mayo Clinic

Victoria Puzo, MSW

Oncology Social Worker, Online Support Group Program Coordinator, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on March 23, 2016.

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