A 37-year-old female asked:
I've been told my life expectancy is around 5 years. what course will myelofibrosis take to ultimately lead to my death? why my prognosis now terminal
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Geriatrics 40 years experience
Myelofibrosis: I am so very sorry to hear of this diagnosis.
I have cared for people over several decades as their doctor with this horrible disease. It has no known cause and no effective treatment. It is a scarring of the bone marrow leading to inability to produce life saving red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. See if a large center (if near one) that specializes in clinical trials can help
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Last updated Oct 8, 2018
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