A 32-year-old member asked:
Can essential thrombocytosis be cured?
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Urogynecology 28 years experience
6.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Hematology and Oncology 50 years experience
Usually no: Et is usually caused by development of an altered blood stem cell clone that has mutated growth genes such as jak-2. It can be controlled with several different medicines but the only potential curative therapy would be a stem cell transplant which is usually not indicated except in specific circumstances. You should be seeing an oncologist or hematologist for this disease management.
4.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 21, 2018
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