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How do drugs treat chronic myeloproliferative disorders?

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.

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