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Do you know which cancer would cause myelofibrosis in a 57 year old woman?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Unknown: The known forms of bone marrow cancer do not cause myelofibrosis Rather Myelofibrosis is a rare form of cancer of the bone marrow itself where the marrow is replaced by scar tissue and is not able to make healthy blood cells. It is considered to be a form of chronic leukemia and represent a group of blood disorders called myeloproliferative disorders .

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A 49-year-old member asked:

What cancer would cause myelofibrosis in a 57 year old woman?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
It is a disease: Myelofibrosis is a type of cancer itself although initially it may not show Cancer cells initially. Most such patients develop Leukemia after a period of one to two years. Go see a hematologist if you need further help

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Last updated Jul 15, 2014

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