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Polycythemia Vera Treatment

The purpose of treatment for polycythemia vera is to reduce the number of extra blood cells. Treatment of polycythemia vera may include the following:

  • Phlebotomy (removing a therapeutic level of blood)
  • Chemotherapy with or without phlebotomy
  • Biologic therapy using interferon alfa
  • Low-dose aspirin
  • A clinical trial of a new treatment

Hematologist