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A 46-year-old member asked:

Is danogal for myelofibrosis?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 46 years experience
Danazol perhaps?: Myelofibrosis (mf) is a blood condition where the bone marrow is replaced by scar tissue (fibrosis). One problem that develops is anemia. Medications related to testosterone (androgens) sometimes help. Danazol is one such drug. It has many other uses. Other drugs for mf include jak2 inhibitors, thalidomide derivatives, epoietin and hydroxyurea.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is myelofibrosis?

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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 25 years experience
Myelofibrosis: A blood disorder which usually affects the bone marrow causing anemia and low counts, and cause spleen enlargement and other constitutional symptoms like weight loss, malaise, risk of infection and bleeding. It can lead to leukemia or a bone marrow failure syndrome. Bone marrow transplant in young patients can be considered. Jakafi (ruxolitinib) is a new drug approved to treat symptoms of myelofibrosis.
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Last updated Jun 25, 2014

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