I recently was looking on an American site about MPDs & it was the first time I'd read that PV is a slow growing cancer which put the wind up me a bit I can tell you! I have been offered Hydroxy but decided to stick with the Clopidogrel & 2 monthly venesections which seem to suit me. I just didn't make the connection between Hydroxy being a chemo drug & me having a type of cancer as my consultant has never used the word. Can anyone out there offer further clarification? I'm JAK2 positive & have had PV for about 8 or 9 years. At one point I was told I also had ET about 3 years ago but that hasn't been mentioned again since. Finally, is it preferable for us guys to wear Medic Alert bracelets? Was thinking of buying one. Thanks,Polly
& 2 monthly venesections w
decided to stick with the Clopidpgrel & regular 2 monthly venesections which seem to suit me.
the first time I had ever seen PV referred to as 'a slow growing cancer' which put the wind up me a bit I can tell you! Of course I'm aware Hydroxy is a chemo drug which I've been offered but declined owing to the possible side effects but I really didn't make the connection. I stuck with the Clopidpgrel