What is Et classified as?

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What is Et classified as?

by ardsjd on Tue Sep 11, 2012 08:24 AM

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I was diagnoised with ET back in July, my count was over 1000 to start with.  Was put on aspirin and hydro. at my last visit my count had come down to 624.  I go to the doc tomorrow.  I am still a bit confused with what ET is.  Is it a form of leukemia or just a blood disorder.  I am going to ask again at the hospital but I need clarification as I do have an insurance policy that covers all types of cancers.  Any comments wellcome.

RE: What is Et classified as?

by Meloise on Sun Oct 14, 2012 06:28 PM

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On Sep 11, 2012 8:24 AM ardsjd wrote:

I was diagnoised with ET back in July, my count was over 1000 to start with.  Was put on aspirin and hydro. at my last visit my count had come down to 624.  I go to the doc tomorrow.  I am still a bit confused with what ET is.  Is it a form of leukemia or just a blood disorder.  I am going to ask again at the hospital but I need clarification as I do have an insurance policy that covers all types of cancers.  Any comments wellcome.

I hope you have found an answer to your question by now! Anyway I will be brief....ET is a blood cancer and within the last few years is being included in the leukemia family. Longevity can be close to normal. The real problem comes from easier to have thrombosis of some sort. Take aspirin! It's the most imp. Drug you take! If you have any questions feel free to ask. I was DXed in 1997. Meloise
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