MPNs are a group of rare, chronic blood cancers in which the patient’s bone marrow produces abnormal blood cells. This can cause a host of symptoms and complications. As these conditions are chronic in nature, they can last for a long period of time. They are are also progressive in nature and may worsen over time.
The symptoms of the various MPNs are as follows:
If you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above or suspected to have an underlying MPN from your routine blood tests, your doctor will need to perform more tests to confirm the diagnosis. The diagnostic work up will include:
There are various treatment options available depending on the underlying MPN and associated symptoms. These may include: