Puget Sound Nurse Practitioner Association

PSNPA dinner program: Myleofibrosis

Wild Ginger
1401 3rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 6:00pm PT - 8:30pm PT
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1401 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101



Understanding myelofibrosis


Rhonda Hewitt

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Myelofibrosis is an uncommon type of bone marrow cancer that disrupts your body's normal production of blood cells.

Myelofibrosis causes extensive scarring in your bone marrow, leading to severe anemia that can cause weakness and fatigue. It can also cause a low number of blood-clotting cells called platelets, which increases the risk of bleeding. Myelofibrosis often causes an enlarged spleen.

Myelofibrosis is considered to be a chronic leukemia — a cancer that affects the blood-forming tissues in the body. Myelofibrosis belongs to a group of diseases called myeloproliferative disorders.

Some people with myelofibrosis have no symptoms and might not need treatment right away. Others with more-serious forms of the disease might need aggressive treatments right away. Treatment for myelofibrosis, which focuses on relieving symptoms, can involve a variety of options.

Come and hear more about this condition and treatment options.