I was diagnosed with PV, Jak2+ in 2014. Since then I've just been on aspirin and venesections when needed. Other than that, I'm checked every three months by the haematologist. So, it's basically a policy of 'watch and wait'.
Just recently I've been reading a few articles from doctors advising that patients should start medication as soon as diagnosed - in particular, Interferon, to lower the blood counts and slow down any progression.
If this is the case, then why adopt the wait and see policy? Is it the cost of the drugs? Surely, it's better to take positive steps early on to control things?
I'm going to discuss this at my next clinic appointment but I'd be interested to hear if anyone else had read up on this and are a tad confused like me🤔.