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Are there any cures for mast cell disease?
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: Usually not
In rare cases where it is due to a leukemia or related illness, curing or managing this works well, and some folks respond to gleevec (imatinib).
Otherwise, we're left managing the symptoms, which is usually possible. I have a colleague with mastocytosis under quite good control, and there are support groups in communities and online. Good luck, and stay proactive.

In brief: Usually not
In rare cases where it is due to a leukemia or related illness, curing or managing this works well, and some folks respond to gleevec (imatinib).
Otherwise, we're left managing the symptoms, which is usually possible. I have a colleague with mastocytosis under quite good control, and there are support groups in communities and online. Good luck, and stay proactive.
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