What Is the Prognosis of Polycythemia Vera?

What is the prognosis of polycythemia vera?

Patients being treated for polycythemia vera can be expected to live between 11 and 15 years on average after diagnosis.

The prognosis for untreated polycythemia vera is poor, 50% of patients die within 18 months after diagnosis.

Death usually results from heart failure, leukemia, or hemorrhage.

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