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Myelodysplastic Syndromes and Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Services — Conditions We Treat

The following conditions are some of the most common conditions treated by specialists in this area. These specialists offer expert care for many other related medical problems. If you need care for a condition not listed here, please call (888) 352-RUSH (7874) to find a doctor who can help you.

  • Anemia occurs when you have a low number of healthy red blood cells, which provide oxygen to your body.
  • Leukemia is cancer caused by white blood cells that develop abnormally in bone marrow. CML occurs when granulocytes, a mature type of white blood cell, do not fully form. Abnormal granulocytes do not function properly, and they crowd out healthy blood cells.
  • Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) is a rare cancer of the white blood cells. It occurs when a mature type of white blood cell, monocytes, do not develop normally. These abnormal cells grow out of control and crowd out healthy blood cells.
  • Essential Thrombocythemia

    Essential thrombocythemia, or primary thrombocytosis, is a condition in which the body’s bone marrow produces a higher than normal number of platelets, the small cells that help blood to clot.
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes

    Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a group of conditions defined by the inability of bone marrow to make enough healthy blood cells. People with MDS don't have enough of at least one type of blood cell. In addition, some of their blood cells are abnormally shaped.
  • Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

    Myeloproliferative neoplasms include polycythemia vera (having too many red blood cells), essential thrombocythemia (having too many platelets), myelofibrosis (having abnormal blood cells that grow too quickly and take over your bone marrow) and chronic myeloid leukemia. All involve having too many of one or more types of blood cells.
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH)

    Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a rare disorder that causes hemolytic anemia, when red blood cells are destroyed prematurely. In a person with PNH, red blood cells are missing a protein they need to survive. As a result, the person’s immune system breaks the cells apart. People with PNH are also prone to developing blood clots.