Can Polycythemia Be Cured?

Polycythemia is serious, but also treatable.

Left untreated, the condition causes the blood of affected people to become thick, which can lead to problems such as heart attack, stroke, and even death. Fortunately, treatment options exist that can extend life expectancy after diagnosis from two years to as many as 20 years. Many affected people live without serious complications.

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