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Fri, Jun 26 10:27am · Essential thrombocythemia in Blood Cancers & Disorders

It’s my understanding that bone marrow transplants are very risky as many patients reject the marrow. Not everyone is eligible. I believe age is a factor in eligibility but not sure. I have ET and am holding off taking hydrea as long as possible due to its potential side effects. Hoping to take Pegasys which is a pegalated interferon when the time comes. Some doctors call it a chronic leukemia because it is a blood cancer. Some doctors still say it as a “blood disorder” even though it’s been classified as a cancer since 2008 when the mutations were discovered.

Mon, Jun 22 10:17am · Essential thrombocythemia in Blood Cancers & Disorders

ET is definitely classified as a blood cancer and I have read MPN experts refer to it as a “chronic leukemia” as opposed to an “acute leukemia. “

Wed, May 20 8:24am · High WBC and platelet count in Blood Cancers & Disorders

Hi, I have high platelets as well due to ET. What blood thinners are you on that brought your platelets down??
Trying to avoid the chemo as long as possible.

Oct 21, 2019 · JAK2 Mutation - Effects and Questions in Blood Cancers & Disorders

When I was diagnosed with ET in 2018 I saw on the MPNRF website that our cancer was possibly linked to electrical wiring and radiation. I just went to the site and now it just says PV and MF are linked to radiation exposure but I believe ET to be as well, just an oversight on their part. The fact that the wiring reference was removed is odd but maybe the “radiation” link encompasses wiring. Anyway, I did a quick search and found this site talking about the link to electrical wiring. I’m sure if you do some digging, you’ll find some research. I took a screenshot.

Oct 21, 2019 · JAK2 Mutation - Effects and Questions in Blood Cancers & Disorders

I’ve heard of Camp Lejeune and how ET and other blood cancers have been traced to it. Has the military acknowledged this and are they compensating individuals ? On the MPNRF site, it also mentioned electrical wiring as being suspect in the cause of ET and other MPN’s. Wonder how many other electricians have MPN.

Aug 22, 2019 · Looking for advice..hemochromatosis in Digestive Health

I believe it’s called iron avidity but I don’t see your iron panel in there. It can happen with too much phlebotomy.Iron disorders Institute has s great support group with very knowledgeable people who are experts in iron disorders who would know the answer. I think it’s possible but don’t want to misspeak.

Aug 20, 2019 · Myelproliferative Neoplasms-Blood cancer info missing in Blood Cancers & Disorders

Hi Justin, thanks for reaching out.
Your post proves my point which is that Mayo inccorrectly refers to Myelproliferative Neoplasms as myelproliferative disorders. These are cancers and until Mayo and others update their websites to reflect this, Patients are not receiving proper diagnosis and care. Also it causes a lot of unneccesary stress and confusion. Our friends, relatives, and doctors do not believe us when we tell them we have cancer because they search it and on many sites it is listed as a disorder. I wish it were just a disorder but it's not. It is a neoplasm (cancer). It is horrible to get this diagnosis and not have support from others. This change from "disorder" to "neoplasm" was made many years ago, I believe in 2010. Why is Mayo still referring to it as "Myelproliferative Disorder" and not "Myelproliferative Neoplasm"? Is there a Mayo hemotologist or oncologist who can weigh in on this?

Aug 20, 2019 · Myelproliferative Neoplasms-Blood cancer info missing in Blood Cancers & Disorders

Hello, moderators, I’m pleading for your help.Over and over I hear how those of us with MPN are not diagnosed when all the signs are present. Please, please update the Mayo Clinic site’s info on blood cancer. I was on the site yesterday and clicked on a link to blood cancers. MPN was not mentioned at all. I clicked on another link to blood cancers on Mayo’s site and again no mention of MPN only leukemias. MPN causes blood markers to ELEVATE yet the blood cancer info only talked about blood markers being low in blood cancer. Also, many doctors still think MPN is just a blood disorder. Time for Mayo and others to please update their info so patients can get properly diagnosed and hopefully slow progression instead of being diagnosed after a stroke or internal bleed sends them to the ER. After 12 years of high platelets and doctors ignoring my symptoms, I diagnosed myself. My story is too common, unfortunately. Thank you for listening.