NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Contents 7
How to use this book 8
1: MPN basics 9
Blood 10
A disease of cells 10
Classic types 12
Health risks 13
Review 14
2: Testing for MPN 15
Medical history 16
Symptom survey 16
Physical exam 17
Blood tests 17
Bone marrow exam 19
Genetic tests 20
HLA typing 21
Coagulation tests 22
Review 22
3: Treatment guide: Essential thrombocythemia 23
Diagnosis 24
Initial treatment 25
Monitoring 29
Changing treatment 30
Review 32
4: Treatment guide: Polycythemia vera 33
Diagnosis 34
Initial treatment 35
Monitoring 40
Changing treatment 41
Review 42
5: Treatment guide: Myelofibrosis 43
Diagnosis 44
Initial treatment 46
Supportive care 52
Monitoring 54
6: Making treatment decisions 56
It’s your choice 57
Questions to ask your doctors 57
What’s my diagnosis and prognosis? 58
What are my options? 59
What does each option require of me? 60
What is your experience? 61
Deciding between options 62
Websites 63
Review 63
Glossary 64
Dictionary 65
Acronyms 68
NCCN Panel Members for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms 72
NCCN Member Institutions 73
Index 74

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