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What are the odds of living with essential thrombocytosis?

What are the odds of living with essential thrombocytosis?

Fewer than 1 in 100,000 people are diagnosed with ET in any year (the most recent estimates range from 0.38 to 1.7 per 100,000). Women are more likely to be diagnosed with ET than men, although the reason for this is unknown.

How common is essential thrombocytosis?

Essential thrombocythemia affects an estimated 1 to 24 per 1 million people worldwide.

Is essential thrombocytosis fatal?

It’s also more common in women. Essential thrombocythemia is a chronic disease with no cure. If you have a mild form of the disease, you may not need treatment. If you have severe symptoms, you may need medicine that lowers your platelet count, blood thinners or both.

How old do you have to be to have essential thrombocythemia?

Essential thrombocythemia is more common (80% of cases) in older people. Most cases are diagnosed around 60 years of age. Around 25-33% of people with this disease may not have any symptoms.

How does a doctor check for essential thrombocythemia?

He or she will rule out all other causes of high platelet counts to confirm a diagnosis of essential thrombocythemia. Samples of your blood will be checked for: Your doctor may also suggest two bone marrow tests: Bone marrow aspiration. Your doctor extracts a small amount of your liquid bone marrow through a needle.

What causes essential thrombocythemia ( ET ) in blood?

Hi i have recently been diagnosed with a rare blood cancer Essential Thrombocythemia (ET). The exact causes of this type of cancer are unknown. Some researchers believe this could be caused by past exposure to ionising radiation like medical x-rays or nuclear fallout or some chemical substances such as Benzene & Toluene.

Is there an FDA approved treatment for essential thrombocythemia?

FDA-approved indication: Treatment of patients with essential thrombocythemia to reduce the elevated platelet count and the risk of thrombosis and to ameliorate associated symptoms. Because the symptoms vary from person to person, the prognosis is also different from person to person.