Is there an alternative treatment for essential thrombocytosis?

Thrombocytosis. You really need to work with your hematologist--depending how high platelets, genetic factors, your bone marrow tretment low dose aspirin, hydroxyurea, anagrelide--also weght loss, stopping smoking, hydration--the fear is blood clots.

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What to do about essential thrombocytosis!!!!! please help!?

Educate yourself. If you're actually 32 years old, you're a little young for this diagnosis. Did you get genetic studies? You'll need to learn everything you can about it. Often the best treatment for bona fide essential thrombocythemia is to do nothing. There are medications that are helpful depending on your counts and whether it's giving you any problems. Your life expectancy isn't shortened by it. Keep learning. Read more...

How long can a patient take hydroxyurea for primary essential thrombocytosis?

As long as it works. This medication has been studied for a long time. There has been no reported cases of secondary cancers directly related to hydrea (hydroxyurea). It just needs to be monitored, as you know. Hope this helps. Read more...

Could you tell me any medical information on a condition called "essential thrombocytosis"?

Well-known. "Essential thrombocythemia" is a more familiar synonym. Mayo's is pretty good. It's usually quite mild and manageable. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thrombocythemia/basics/definition/con-20034386. Read more...

What is the herbal medicine for someone with essential thrombocytosis?

None. No herbal medicines have taken the place of hydrea (hydroxyurea) so far. Perhaps a new agent will show effectiveness in the future, but so far, nothing works as well as hydrea (hydroxyurea). ET at age 38 is not as dangerous as ET at age 60, but should still be checked by a hematologist, and treatment considered especially if platelet counts are high. Read more...

Can essential thrombocytosis be cured?

No. Essential thrombocytosis can however be managed with medication and in emergent cases, plasmaphoresis. Read more...
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. Read more...