6 doctors weighed in:

When would a doctor suggest myelosuppressive therapy as a treatment for polycythemia vera?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not often

Polycythemia vera is caussed by multiple factors.
Typicall the treatment is theraputic phlebotomy but if you had any condition that would be negatively affected by the plebotomy or physician preference you might have this done. Consider the cuase of the condition also would affect the treatment.

In brief: Not often

Polycythemia vera is caussed by multiple factors.
Typicall the treatment is theraputic phlebotomy but if you had any condition that would be negatively affected by the plebotomy or physician preference you might have this done. Consider the cuase of the condition also would affect the treatment.
Dr. David Hicks
Dr. David Hicks
Thank
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

If the polycythemia is a risk to health, treatment is indicated.
This depends upon a person's other health problems, age, spleen size, and blood counts.

In brief: See below

If the polycythemia is a risk to health, treatment is indicated.
This depends upon a person's other health problems, age, spleen size, and blood counts.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Thank
Read more answers from doctors