What is myelofibrosis?

Myelofibrosis. A blood disorder which usually affects the bone marrow causing anemia and low counts, and cause spleen enlargement and other constitutional symptoms like weight loss, malaise, risk of infection and bleeding. It can lead to leukemia or a bone marrow failure syndrome. Bone marrow transplant in young patients can be considered. Jakafi (ruxolitinib) is a new drug approved to treat symptoms of myelofibrosis.

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What is prognosis for myelofibrosis?

Depends. They are several phases of the disease and it depends on how much fibrosis is present in the marrow. Since this is included in the group of disorders known as myeloproliferative neoplasms, it can develop into a leukemia. Hope this was helpful. Read more...

What cancer would cause myelofibrosis in a 57 year old woman?

It is a disease. Myelofibrosis is a type of cancer itself although initially it may not show Cancer cells initially. Most such patients develop Leukemia after a period of one to two years. Go see a hematologist if you need further help. Read more...

My haemotologist told me I have around 5 years before I die from myelofibrosis. What can I expect? Am already in wheelchair as I fafaint when walking.

None of us truly. knows when we will die but you have some information from your doc. Many will die before you so please make the very best to the time you have. Try to use your suffering to help others somehow, perhaps on line. Peace and good health. Read more...