Learning About MPNs - PV, ET, PMF
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are a closely related group of hematological malignancies in which the bone marrow cells that produce the body's blood cells develop and function abnormally. The three main myeloproliferative neoplasms are Polycythemia Vera (PV), Essential Thrombocythemia (ET) and Primary Myelofibrosis (PMF).
The myeloproliferative neoplasms are progressive blood cancers that can strike anyone at any age, and for which there is no known cure. A gene marker, JAK2, was discovered in 2005. It is present in most PV patients and 50% of ET and PMF patients.
Click here to learn more about PV, ET, and PMF, including symptoms, diagnosis, progression, prognosis, possible causes, available treatments and prevalence.
Be sure to also visit our Living With section, and Patient Options.