Drugs used to treat chronic myeloproliferative disorders vary, depending on which type is being treated and whether there are any related symptoms. Chemotherapy, for example, uses drugs to kill cancer cells in the bone marrow. Other drugs reduce the number of blood platelets and white cells in the body or treat anemia. Which drug your doctor prescribes depends on the types of symptoms you are experiencing.
Barry S. Skikne, MD
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- How do drugs treat chronic myeloproliferative disorders?
Is there a cure for sickle-hemoglobin C (Hb S-C) disease?
Yes, there is a cure for sickle-hemoglobin C (Hb S-C) disease, but it can be difficult to perform. The cure is bone marrow transplant, which involves finding an uninfected donor, taking bone marrow from that person, and replacing the bone marrow in a person with Hb S-C disease. However, most people do not choose this option because the risks of death and other complications when performing bone marrow transplant surgeries are high. Additionally, finding a donor can be difficult, so the disease is generally left uncured, with doctors treating the symptoms and preventing complications.
What can be the consequences of misdiagnosing aortic dissection?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredAortic dissection is a weakening in wall of the largest blood vessel exiting the heart, creating a false channel of blood that can eventually tear under high pressure and stress. Misdiagnosing aortic dissection can lead to multiple organ failure, stroke, hemorrhage and death.
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