A 37-year-old female asked:
Why do they give chemo if myelofibrosis isn't cancer? also, i've had dr's refer to my "malignancy". is bone marrow transplant an inevitably?
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General Surgery 56 years experience
Misnomer & reason: Neoplasia , new cell growth , the frightening term cancer in relatively benign conditions. In this case of myelofibrosis , progression does not take naive benign course , will take lethal destructive course on bone marrow , the sap of life , all functional cells of bone marrow replaced by fibrous collagen tissue, may not be called malignancy , acts like ca , treated like ca , follow drs advise.
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Last updated Jul 30, 2013
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