Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Myeloproliferative neoplasms are a group of rare conditions that affect the blood. In MPN, your body produces too many of a particular type of blood cell.

There are three main types of MPN:

Treatment for MPNs depends on the diagnosis and blood counts. Some patients require treatments others are on regular monitoring.

These patients are seen in a dedicated MPN clinic.

Many people have no symptoms when they are first diagnosed with an MPN and the disease is picked up accidentally during a routine blood test or physical examination. In other cases, people go to see their GP because they have some troubling symptoms of their disease. When symptoms do occur, they develop gradually over time. Common symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Itchiness (pruritus)
  • Night sweats
  • Raised blood pressure (hypertension).

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