Myelofibrosis (MF) prognosis
After you’ve been diagnosed with MF, you may want to know more about your prognosis – what's likely to happen in the future.
The prognosis for people with MF can vary. Some people may have a mild form of MF that doesn’t progress rapidly. For others, MF progresses more quickly and requires regular blood transfusions or drug treatments. Around two out of ten people with MF (20%) go on to develop another type of blood cancer called acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).
Your healthcare team will consider certain things when they discuss treatment options with you. These include:
- your age and general fitness
- your blood counts
- the severity of your symptoms
- the particular genetic mutations you have
All of these things can have an impact on your prognosis.
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.
Worried or have questions about prognosis?
We can talk you through it and support you to have conversations with your doctor.