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Why do Some People Receive Different Treatments for Essential Thrombocythemia?

What kind of treatment have you received for Essential Thrombocythemia? Why do some patients only require aspirin, while others need prescription medication? Who is at greater risk for blood clots or disease progression? Dr. Srdan Verstovsek of MD Anderson Cancer Center answers these questions, explaining the role of various treatment choices and how they affect quality of life and life expectancy. Feel free to share your personal experiences in the comment section below.