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How should I plan for my chronic myeloproliferative disorders testing?

Anticipating your doctor's appointment to be tested for chronic myeloproliferative disorders (MPD) can be stressful. By preparing beforehand, you will help your doctor make a more informed decision about your diagnosis and corresponding treatment. Try to educate yourself on this group of blood diseases as much as possible ahead of time. Write down all the questions you have for the doctor, as well as a list of recent symptoms and medications. Your doctor will give you a physical and take a complete blood count, or CBC blood test. Bring someone with you. Things may seem overwhelming at first, and it is important to have support.

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