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Can essential thrombocytosis be cured?

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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
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In brief: No

Essential thrombocytosis can however be managed with medication and in emergent cases, plasmaphoresis.

In brief: No

Essential thrombocytosis can however be managed with medication and in emergent cases, plasmaphoresis.
Dr. Kevin O'neil
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Dr. Richard Mcgee
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Usually no

Et is usually caused by development of an altered blood stem cell clone that has mutated growth genes such as jak-2.
It can be controlled with several different medicines but the only potential curative therapy would be a stem cell transplant which is usually not indicated except in specific circumstances. You should be seeing an oncologist or hematologist for this disease management.

In brief: Usually no

Et is usually caused by development of an altered blood stem cell clone that has mutated growth genes such as jak-2.
It can be controlled with several different medicines but the only potential curative therapy would be a stem cell transplant which is usually not indicated except in specific circumstances. You should be seeing an oncologist or hematologist for this disease management.
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