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Is it a cancer or a disease?

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cms9978
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Myeloproliferative disease/Myelofibrosis. Is it a cancer or a disease? It is caused by a mutated gene but is that enough to say it is a cancer?

D_Longsmith
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Hi cms9978, I hope this helps a bit:

"Myeloproliferative disorders are a group of diseases in which the bone marrow makes too many red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets."

Chronic Myeloproliferative disorders, however, are bit different.

" Chronic myeloproliferative disorders include the following 6 types:
* Chronic myelogenous leukemia.
* Polycythemia vera.
* Chronic idiopathic myelofibrosis.
* Essential thrombocythemia.
* Chronic neutrophilic leukemia.
* Chronic eosinophilic leukemia. "

If you want more info on chronic myeloproliferative disorders you can visit the Oncology Journal site: http://www.oncologyjournal.org/chronic-myeloproliferative-disorders/

I hope this answers some of your questions!

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