I'm new on here. I just turned 40 and have been diagnosed with ET (CALR+) It's very scary. What does the CALR mutation produce in the body? I found out from a regular checkup. My platelets are stable around 1500. I have changed my diet to consist mostly of food that prevent platelet formation. I also started a workout program to workout 30 minutes a day. What tests should my hematologist perform to figure out which risk group I am in? I don't have any other health problems, like high blood pressure, high cholesterol... Also, I was wondering if there were any Hematologists that specialize in treating ET(CALR+) My hematologist just wants to put me on hydrea but I am very reluctant at my current age. I have 3 small girls and can't have the fatigue with all we do. If anyone has any natural options that can help, it would be appreciated.