• Seattle and the Mountain

    Join Us in Seattle, WA

    January 28, 2016

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    Vietnam Veterans and MPNs

    Do You Have Myelofibrosis (MF), Polycythemia Vera (PV) or Essential Thrombocythemia (ET)?

    Were you exposed to Agent Orange?

    If so please contact us at:
    517.899.6889 or email Ann Brazeau at abrazeau@mpnadvocacy.com

    For additional information and to read Vietnam Veteran Barry's story click on the title above.

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    Videos Now Available from the Women & MPN Conference

    Topics Include:

    MPNs and Pregnancy: Challenges Women Face

    The Role of Genes in the Jeans: Looking at MPN Gender Difference

    Genetics/New Drug Development

    An Overview of various MPN initiatives

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    The Journey From Diagnosis To Treatment And A Healthier Lifestyle

    With: Ann Brazeau, CEO- MPN Advocacy and Education International
    And Dr. Ruben Mesa, MD- Mayo Clinic

    Click on slide to watch full interview.

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    Need Help Paying for MPN Treatment?

    More than one-third of people with chronic diseases, including MPNs, have health insurance but still cannot afford the co-payments for specialty medications needed to manage their diseases. That leaves numerous patients with treatments in sight but out of reach. Most pharmaceutical companies have “Patient Assistance Programs” to help make the cost of prescription medications affordable to the patient. Learn more about your options.

Educational Events

speechView presentations from our most recent event:  San Diego-Women & MPN Conference.


Calendar of Events


Patient & Caregiver Support


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.



Free Patient Info Pack

Give us your address and we’ll send you a free informational package in the mail. Your contact information will be kept strictly confidential. Sign Up Now


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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