Our Approach To Myeloproliferative Disorders

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Myeloproliferative disorders are rare conditions in which the bone marrow, the spongy tissue inside bones that produces blood cells, does not function properly, making too many blood cells. These disorders are typically chronic, or lifelong.

At the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, our hematopathologists—physicians who study diseases of the blood—use sophisticated testing to identify these conditions, which are often difficult to diagnose. When they know which type of myeloproliferative disorder a person has, our hematologists, doctors who manage blood conditions, create a personalized treatment plan.

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For more aggressive forms of myeloproliferative disorders, our specialists can determine whether you are a candidate for stem cell transplantation. This is available at the Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Transplant Center.

Supportive services, such as rehabilitation, psychological counseling, and integrative health services, may also be an important part of ongoing care for people with myeloproliferative disorders.

Treatment at NYU Langone

Depending on the type of myeloproliferative disorder, our doctors may use medications, blood treatments including phlebotomy and blood transfusion, or stem cell transplantation to manage the condition.

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