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Disease or Condition — Cancer, Tumors, and Abnormal Cell Growth:
essential thrombocythemia

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Description

Essential thrombocythemia (ET) is a rare type of blood cancer that affects the production of platelets in the bone marrow. It is a chronic disorder that causes the body to produce too many platelets, which can lead to an increased risk of blood clots. Symptoms of ET can include headaches, dizziness, fatigue, and shortness of breath. Treatment for ET typically involves medications to reduce the number of platelets in the blood, as well as lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of blood clots.

Synonyms
  • essential hemorrhagic thrombocythemia
  • essential thrombocytosis
  • idiopathic hemorrhagic thrombocythemia
  • idiopathic thrombocythemia
  • primary thrombocythemia
  • primary thrombocytosis
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