Myeloproliferative disorders are chronic, lifelong conditions. For this reason, NYU Langone specialists at the Perlmutter Cancer Center are an important part of your ongoing follow-up care.
Hematologists, rehabilitation specialists, psychologists, and social workers can help you regain your physical health as well as your psychological and social wellbeing.
Managing Weakness and Fatigue
After an evaluation at Rusk Rehabilitation by a physiatrist, a doctor who specializes in rehabilitation medicine, he or she may prescribe physical and occupational therapy. Strength and aerobic exercises can help address weakness and fatigue caused by myeloproliferative disorders or treatments. A rehabilitation program can help make it possible for you to return to your usual activities.
Psychological and Social Support
One-on-one counseling sessions with a healthcare provider trained to address the needs of people with myeloproliferative disorders are available at Perlmutter Cancer Center. Counseling can help you and your family members cope with the stress and anxiety of living with a chronic condition.
NYU Langone social workers are available to help you address financial matters or logistical challenges that arise throughout your care, such as handling insurance reimbursement or traveling to medical appointments.
Supportive Care and Integrative Health Therapies
People who have myeloproliferative disorders may experience symptoms of the condition or side effects of treatment. Supportive care experts can help manage pain, fatigue, loss of appetite, and stress, helping to improve quality of life.
Doctors may also recommend integrative health therapies, such as yoga and massage therapy, to help reduce stress and enhance wellbeing.
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