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Can essential thrombocytosis be cured?

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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Urogynecology 28 years experience
No: Essential thrombocytosis can however be managed with medication and in emergent cases, plasmaphoresis.
Dr. Richard Mcgee
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.

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