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Description: A common symptom of myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPNs) is an enlarged spleen. So what causes an enlarged spleen in patients who have myelofibrosis, polycythemia vera or essential thrombocythemia? As p...
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A common symptom of myeloproliferat​ive neoplasm (MPNs) is an enlarged spleen. So what causes an enlarged spleen in patients who have myelofibrosis, polycythemia vera or essential thrombocythemia? As part of our “Ask the Expert” series, Dr. Ross Levine from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center explains what is happening inside the bone marrow and ...
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As part of our “Ask the Expert” series, Dr. Ross Levine from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center discusses chemical exposure as a potential cause of MPNs. Dr. Levine shares what researchers have learned about the Superfund site in Pennsylvania and Agent Orange. Get email alerts | http://www.p... Subscribe on YouTub...
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How do lymphocytes function, and what’s age have to do with it? When it comes to understanding your lab tests, laboratory scientist Dr. Susan Leclair extends her discussion on lymphocytes and their morphology to help patients make sense of it all. Get email alerts | http://www.p......
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Around the age of 5, Ruth Schorr, daughter of Patient Power founder Andrew Schorr, became aware that chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) was a presence in her family's life. Ruth shares the impact the disease had on her relationship with her father, her childhood and her overall outlook. She offers her advice for children and young adults to help pr...
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When discussing multiple myeloma treatment certain terms like “MRD” or “complete response” are often mentioned. But what do these terms mean? Dr. Faith Davies from University of Arkansas Medical Sciences joins Patient Power to help us understand some of these common medical terms and phrases and what they mean for myeloma patients. Get email ale...
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When George Stapleton first learned his wife, Hilde, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer, he leaned heavily on the Internet. His all-night searches helped him locate clinical trials around the country where Hilde was able to participate and received experimental treatments for her stage ...
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Diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in 1999, Rich Siegel took the news hard. But following several months of initial shock, he found a way to put the disease in the background and move on with the goal of living life to the fullest. Rich shares his story and his advice for other people with CLL. Get email alerts | http://www.p......
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Information about MPNs and JAK2 mutations abounds, including treatments that are appropriate for those with the mutation. But what if you’re JAK2 negative? Dr. Brady Stein from Northwestern Medicine explains gene mutations related to MPNs and MPN diagnosis. He shares which treatments tend to be effe...
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What are the expectations for patients undergoing surgery for pancreatic cancer? Dr. A. James Moser of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center helps us understand why this is such a tough question and how he and his team counsel patients, particularly those fearful of undergoing surgery of any kind. Listen as Dr. Moser talks about the dramatic upswing...
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What is the JAK2 mutation? What is a JAK inhibitor, and how does it work? Dr. Brady Stein, an MPN expert from Northwestern Medicine, explains what JAK2 is and how this gene relates to myeloproliferat​ive neoplasms (MPNs). He also describes JAK inhibitors, like ruxolitinib (Jakafi®), and the role that these agents play in the treatment of MPNs. Ge...
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