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polycythemia vera

[pah-lee-sy-THEME-e-uh vair-uh] a chronic blood disorder in which the bone marrow makes too many red blood cells, although it can also make too many white blood cells and platelets. Blood clots can become a problem because of high platelet counts and “thickened” blood. Often, the spleen is enlarged. For some people, the bone marrow is displaced by fibrous tissue (myelofibrosis). PV is not a true cancer, but rarely it evolves into acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). See also bone marrow, leukemia, platelet, red blood cells, spleen, white blood cells.

Hydroxyurea

... It is also used to treat blood disorders including polycythemia vera and sickle
cell anemia, as well as other conditions. How does this drug work? ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/guidetocancerdrugs/hydroxyurea

What are the risk factors for acute myeloid leukemia?

... Patients with certain blood problems such as polycythemia vera, essential
thrombocythemia, idiopathic myelofibrosis, and myelodysplastic ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-acutemyeloidaml/overviewguide/leukemia-aml-overview-what-causes

What are the risk factors for acute myeloid leukemia?

... These include chronic myeloproliferative disorders such as polycythemia vera,
essential thrombocythemia, and idiopathic myelofibrosis. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-acutemyeloidaml/detailedguide/leukemia-acute-myeloid-myelogenous-risk-factors

Leukemia: Acute Myeloid (Myelogenous) Overview

... Patients with certain blood problems such as polycythemia vera, essential
thrombocythemia, idiopathic myelofibrosis, and myelodysplastic ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003055-pdf.pdf

Cancer Glossary

... polycythemia vera Search [pah-lee-sy-THEME-e-uh vair-uh]. a chronic blood
disorder in which the bone marrow makes too many red blood cells ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=p

Leukemia–Acute Myeloid (Myelogenous)

... These include chronic myeloproliferative disorders such as polycythemia vera,
essential Page 8. thrombocythemia, and idiopathic myelofibrosis. ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003110-pdf.pdf

Radiation Therapy Principles

... In the past, P-32 was given into a vein (as an IV) as a common
treatment for a blood disease called polycythemia vera. ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003019-pdf.pdf