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A 37-year-old female asked:

I've been diagnosed with myelofibrosis after many years looking for a cause to my poor health. will i ever be cured? is it a cancer, i've read both.

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Not cancer: It is a mutation in a protein jak2 that causes scar tissue in the bonemarrow where you don't make enough red cells. There are more treatments coming but now most treatment is aimed at your symptoms . At this point there is no cure.
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