Close
Close

Polycythemia is a neoplasm in which the bone marrow makes too many red blood cells. It may also result in the overproduction of white blood cells and platelets.

Most of the health concerns associated with polycythemia vera are caused by the blood being thicker as a result of the increased red blood cells. It is more common in the elderly and may be symptomatic or asymptomatic. Common signs and symptoms include itching (pruritus), and severe burning pain in the hands or feet that is usually accompanied by a reddish or bluish coloration of the skin. Patients with polycythemia vera are more likely to have gouty arthritis. Treatment consists primarily of phlebotomy.

Every year, millions of patients, families and caregivers are impacted by cancer in the United States. Some cancers are well-known, but others are quite rare. Polycythemia Vera (PV) is part of a group of rare blood cancers called Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPNs).2 PV occurs when the body produces too many red blood cells, which causes the blood to thicken. Thickening blood could lead to clots, which can block blood flow through arteries and veins. 2 This in turn could result in serious health problems including a heart attack or stroke. 2 Join us as we discuss the diagnosis and symptoms of PV with hematologist, Dr. Shachar Peles and his patient with PV and learn more about PV and MPNs at www.VoicesofMPN.com.

Learn more about:

Access Programs

by Abidemi Uruejoma
16 views 5 days ago
by Abidemi Uruejoma
27 views 2 weeks ago
by Abidemi Uruejoma
44 views 3 weeks ago
by Abidemi Uruejoma
58 views 1 month ago
by Abidemi Uruejoma
57 views 1 month ago
by Abidemi Uruejoma
65 views 1 month ago
by Abidemi Uruejoma
75 views 1 month ago
by Abidemi Uruejoma
80 views 1 month ago
by Abidemi Uruejoma
106 views 2 months ago
2.7
2.7 from 10 votes
Free Newsletter
Find a Clinical Trial
Related Videos
by Abidemi Uruejoma
380 views
by Abidemi Uruejoma
529 views
by Abidemi Uruejoma
727 views
News Articles