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What Are Myeloproliferative Disorders?

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Myeloproliferative disorders are a group of slow-growing blood cancers, including chronic myelogenous leukemia, in which large numbers of abnormal red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets grow and spread in the bone marrow and the peripheral blood.

The following PDQ treatment summaries are available:

Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia/Other Myeloid Malignancies
Includes childhood myelodysplastic syndromes and other myeloproliferative disorders.
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Acute Myeloid Leukemia
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Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
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Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders
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Subsections of this summary include:
  • Polycythemia Vera
  • Chronic Idiopathic Myelofibrosis
  • Essential Thrombocythemia
  • Chronic Neutrophilic Leukemia
  • Chronic Eosinophilic Leukemia
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Includes refractory anemia, refractory anemia with excess blasts, refractory anemia with ringed sideroblasts, refractory cytopenia with multilineage dysplasia, unclassifiable myelodysplastic syndrome, and myelodysplastic syndrome associated with del (5q).
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Subsections of this summary include:
  • De novo Myelodysplastic Syndrome
  • Secondary Myelodysplastic Syndrome
  • Previously Treated Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Myelodysplastic/Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
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Subsections of this summary include:
  • Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia
  • Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia
  • Atypical Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
  • Myelodysplastic/Myeloproliferative Neoplasm, Unclassifiable