Treatment of MPN is currently geared toward relieving symptoms and preventing complications. Your doctor will base your treatment plan on the type of MPN you have and the severity of your symptoms.
Some people with MPN experience no major health changes for several years. For those who do require treatment, options include bone marrow transplant, phlebotomy (blood letting), and medications that reduce blood clotting or lower blood cell count. Chemotherapy or radiation may also be recommended if the MPN progresses to acute myeloid leukemia.
Many patients with MPN receive treatment through clinical trials, which offer access to the latest therapies. Your doctor can help you to determine whether you are eligible to take part in a clinical trial and whether it’s the right option for you.