I was diagnosed with ET in September 2011. I’m wondering if anybody knows anyone that has been considered for a bone marrow transplant for ET?
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I was diagnosed with ET in September 2011. I’m now taking Hydroxyurea and doing fine most of the time, although, I do have periods of severe exhaustion. I was wondering if anyone has had a bone marrow transplant or if they are considering the option? I haven’t discussed this with my oncologist and was just wondering if anybody knew of soeone that had gone through this.
Since there is no cure for Essential Thrombocythemia, and it is a progressive disease, why are doctors not prescribing bone marrow transplants when it appears to be the only real cure. From what I’ve understood Hydroxyurea is very dangerous and can demkae, in the long tern, develope my ET into acute leukemia. Also why do some doctors call this chronic leukemia and some do not?