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What drugs treat chronic myeloproliferative disorders?

In chronic myeloproliferative disorders, too many blood cells develop in the bone marrow. Chemotherapy uses drugs to kill the excessive blood cells or stop them from growing. Combination chemotherapy treats this disorder with more than one drug. High-dose chemotherapy kills extra blood cells but also destroys bone marrow, and is usually followed by bone marrow transplant. You may or may not need chemotherapy to treat the type of chronic myeloproliferative disorder with which you've been diagnosed.

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