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A 35-year-old member asked:

My dad has to take hydroxyurea. why?

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Blood disorder: My suspicion is that he has a blood disorder called a myeloproliferative neoplasm. His bone marrow is probably making too many of one or more cells. This medication treats this to prevent any complications of over production. Hope this helps.
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Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Hydroxyurea is a medication that is used to treat and manage a couple of possible conditions, including cancer of the head and neck, chronic myeloid leukemia, or sickle cell anemia.
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