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Is there a cure for myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative diseases?

In many cases, myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative diseases cannot be cured. While a successful bone marrow transplant can cure children with juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia, the median time of survival after diagnosis ranges from less than one year to four years. Survival rates for those diagnosed with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia range from a month to 10 years. In most cases, treatment allows you to live for a longer time, with a better quality of life although you may not ever be rendered cancer free. Your doctor can help you to determine your treatment options and prognosis.

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