What Is the Life Expectancy of Myelofibrosis?

Q:
What is the life expectancy of myelofibrosis?

A:
Myelofibrosis is a kind of myeloproliferative neoplasm that can affect the blood-producing function of the bone marrow. It is a progressive disease and results from mutations in a certain gene. If you get myelofibrosis, you may have symptoms like tiredness, bone pain, bleeding and getting infected easily.

On average, the life expectancy of myelofibrosis is about 5 years after diagnosis. But the length of life expectancy varies according to people’s bone marrow function and progression of the disease. In some cases, some people with myelofibrosis can live around 10 years while others live less than 5 years.

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