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We are pleased to bring you our new monthly newsletter. Stay informed and updated on issues related to myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs):   myelofibrosis, polycythemia vera and essential thrombocythemia via monthly email.

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Patient & Caregiver Support

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Join with other patients to learn more about your disease and treatment options through an in-person or online support group. Many major cities throughout the United States and internationally host regular meetings. Contact Ann Brazeau if you are interested in establishing a new Support Group for your area : 517.899.6889  abrazeau@mpnadvocacy.com

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Science Advisor: Dr. Ruben Mesa

Our scientific advisor is Dr. Ruben Mesa of the Mayo Clinic.  He is a frequent speaker at our events.  Read more about Dr. Mesa.

 

 

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FAQs

What is a myeloproliferative neoplasm? MPNs are a group of rare blood cancers that overproduce blood cells in the bone marrow, and are caused by genetic mutations in the blood stem cells:

  • Myelofibrosis is a rare bone marrow cancer. Bone marrow cells that produce blood cells develop and function abnormally resulting in fibrous scar tissue formation.
  • Polycythemia Vera is a disorder in which the bone marrow makes too many red blood cells. It may also result in the production of too many other types of blood cells – white blood cells and platelets.
  • Essential Thrombocythemia causes the body to produce too many blood platelets-thrombocytes. It can cause abnormal clotting or bleeding. The bone marrow makes too many platelet-forming cells or megakaryocytes, which release platelets into your blood.

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