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Im a teen. How will having polycythemia vera mess up my health later in life?

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Dr. David Masiello
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: No

Generally speaking, pvera dose not imapct a persons long term survival, ie when comparing a group of patients with pv to a group without, survial rates are the same.
However, pv and other myeloproliferative disorders are uncommon in your age group and i would be skeptical of the diagnosis.

In brief: No

Generally speaking, pvera dose not imapct a persons long term survival, ie when comparing a group of patients with pv to a group without, survial rates are the same.
However, pv and other myeloproliferative disorders are uncommon in your age group and i would be skeptical of the diagnosis.
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