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- Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN)
- Myeloproliferative Neoplasm Diagnosis
Myeloproliferative Neoplasm Diagnosis
At MD Anderson, we have extensive expertise in diagnosing myeloproliferative neoplasms (formerly called myeloproliferative disorders), as well as the latest technology. Our hematopathologists are among a few in the nation who specialize in myeloproliferative neoplasms, giving them the knowledge to pinpoint your exact diagnosis.
Diagnosis of myeloproliferative neoplasms can be challenging. It often does not have symptoms in the early stages, and when it does they are often mistaken for signs of other diseases. A doctor must have a high degree of experience in myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) to make an accurate diagnosis.
If MPN is suspected, blood tests will be ordered. The blood test results can validate the suspicion, but a bone marrow biopsy may be required to definitively confirm the diagnosis.
Getting a Second Opinion at MD Anderson
The experts at MD Anderson are highly specialized in diagnosing every MPN subtype. We welcome the opportunity to provide second opinions for MPN.
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