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Essential thrombocythaemia (ET)

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Essential thrombocythaemia (ET) prognosis

After you’ve been diagnosed with ET, you may want to know more about your prognosis – what's likely to happen in the future.

As ET is generally diagnosed in later life, for most people there’s a very good chance of living a normal lifespan if the condition is carefully monitored and treated.

It’s important to note that less than 5% of people with ET go on to develop myelofibrosis or acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).

Ask your healthcare team about your prognosis

We have general information about things that might affect your prognosis, but everyone is different. If you want to know about your personal prognosis, your healthcare team are the best people to ask. They know you and your individual situation.

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