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Topics Covered

  • Review of the Treatments for Polycythemia Vera (PV). Essential Thrombocythemia (ET) and Myelofibrosis (MF) and Common Treatment Side Effects
  • Reducing Complications of Your MPN: What You Need to Know and Do
  • Key Concerns to Discuss with Your Doctor and Health Care Team
  • When to Call Your Health Care Team between Appointments
  • Knowing Which Specific Side Effects, Symptoms, Discomfort and Pain to Report to Your Doctor
  • Keeping a Journal of Side Effects, Symptoms, Discomfort and Pain to Report to Your Doctor
  • Know the Warning Signs of a Potential Medical Emergency and What to Do
  • How Being More Assertive May Improve Your Care and Quality-of-Life
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Krisstina L. Gowin, DO

Hematologist and Medical Oncologist, Integrative Medicine Specialist, Salish Integrative Oncology Care Center, Research Collaborator, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Adjunct Faculty, College of Health Promotion and Wellness, Arizona State University

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 30, 2016.

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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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