Using Phlebotomy to Treat Polycythemia Vera (PV)

Using Phlebotomy to Treat Polycythemia Vera (PV)

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What is phlebotomy, and how will it help my polycythemia vera (PV)? Patient Power Founder and Host, Andrew Schorr,, discusses this cornerstone treatment with Dr. Mark Heaney of Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Heaney explains phlebotomy, and the reason its the cornerstone of PV treatment. low-dose aspirin and cytoreductive therapies, hydroxyurea (Hydrea) and ruxolitinib (Jakafi), are also explained.

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