Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Polycythemia Vera Outlook

What to expect with polycythemia vera:

  • With treatment, most people survive for 10 to 12 years.
  • Without treatment, most people die within 2 years.

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Last Updated: Jul 7, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Polycythemia Vera References
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