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Help please! is essential thrombocytosis a blood cancer?
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: It is a neoplasm
Essential thrombocythemia (et) is part of group of myeloproliferative neoplasm (mpn) - is a clonal disorder. Mpns are predisposed to clonal evolution and disease transformation to myelodysplasia and/or acute leukemia.
The propensity to transform into acute myeloid leukemia differs among the subgroups- being the highest for cml- greater than 90% if left untreated and et being the least - about 5%.

In brief: It is a neoplasm
Essential thrombocythemia (et) is part of group of myeloproliferative neoplasm (mpn) - is a clonal disorder. Mpns are predisposed to clonal evolution and disease transformation to myelodysplasia and/or acute leukemia.
The propensity to transform into acute myeloid leukemia differs among the subgroups- being the highest for cml- greater than 90% if left untreated and et being the least - about 5%.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: No.
No, but check with your doctor to make sure that's what you really have.

In brief: No.
No, but check with your doctor to make sure that's what you really have.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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