What Is the Prognosis for Myelofibrosis?

Q:
What is the prognosis for 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.

The prognosis of myelofibrosis is poor. On average, around 50 percent myelofibrosis patients can live about 5 years, but the length varies from one to another. Statistics show that some people can live more than 10 years, but others can only live  around 12 months.

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