If My MPN Is Confirmed in Blood Work, Why Have a Bone Marrow Biopsy?

If My MPN Is Confirmed in Blood Work, Why Have a Bone Marrow Biopsy?

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In this Ask the Expert segment, a Patient Power community member wants to know if and why a bone marrow biopsy is necessary if her essential thrombocythemia (ET) diagnosis is confirmed through blood work. Dr. Srdan Verstovsek responds by explaining what specific information is provided to the clinician by a bone marrow biopsy, specifically related to fibrosis, disease mutations, and how this information may affect prognosis and treatment.

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