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Ask the Right Questions at Your Next Doctor's Appointment

Who is the appointment for?

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What is the reason for the appointment?

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Has a doctor diagnosed you or a loved one with myelofibrosis?

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Is the appointment with a current or new doctor?

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What are your symptoms? (Optional)

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What medications are you taking (if any) for myelofibrosis? (Optional)

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Most important questions to ask about Myelofibrosis

Top 10 Questions about Myelofibrosis

  1. What are the symptoms of myelofibrosis?
  2. What is myelofibrosis and what causes it?
  3. What are the possible complications of myelofibrosis?
  4. Will I need follow-up tests and visits to monitor my disease, and how often will I need them?
  5. What are my treatment options for myelofibrosis?
  6. Do I have JAK2 or other genetic mutations and what does this mean for my treatment?
  7. How will I know if my treatment plan is working well or if it needs to be changed?
  8. Why are you recommending this medication for myelofibrosis?
  9. What can I expect from my myelofibrosis medication and how long will it take to start working?
  10. What are the possible risks, benefits, side effects, and interactions of my myelofibrosis medication?
  1. What are the symptoms of myelofibrosis?
  2. Could my symptoms be caused by another medical condition?
  3. How is myelofibrosis diagnosed?
  4. Can my primary care doctor diagnose and treat myelofibrosis or will I need to see a specialist?
  5. When and how will I learn of my diagnosis?
  6. What is myelofibrosis and what causes it?
  7. What are the possible complications of myelofibrosis?
  8. Is myelofibrosis curable or controllable?
  9. How will myelofibrosis affect my daily life and long-term health?
  10. How will myelofibrosis affect my other medical conditions?
  11. What types of healthcare providers do I need to see and when?
  12. Are there any symptoms of myelofibrosis that should alert me to call you?
  13. Will I need follow-up tests and visits to monitor my disease, and how often will I need them?
  14. What are my treatment options for myelofibrosis?
  15. Do I have JAK2 or other genetic mutations and what does this mean for my treatment?
  16. What should I do if my myelofibrosis symptoms get worse?
  17. What might happen if I do nothing to treat my myelofibrosis?
  18. Are there lifestyle changes I can make to improve my symptoms and support my treatment?
  19. How will I know if my treatment plan is working well or if it needs to be changed?
  20. What are my options if my treatment plan is not effective?
  21. Why are you recommending this medication for myelofibrosis?
  22. What can I expect from my myelofibrosis medication and how long will it take to start working?
  23. How and when should I take my medication and what should I do if I miss a dose?
  24. How long will I need to continue my myelofibrosis medication?
  25. What are the possible risks, benefits, side effects, and interactions of my myelofibrosis medication?

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Top 10 Questions about Myelofibrosis

  1. What are the symptoms of myelofibrosis?
  2. What is myelofibrosis and what causes it?
  3. What are the possible complications of myelofibrosis?
  4. Will I need follow-up tests and visits to monitor my disease, and how often will I need them?
  5. What are my treatment options for myelofibrosis?
  6. Do I have JAK2 or other genetic mutations and what does this mean for my treatment?
  7. How will I know if my treatment plan is working well or if it needs to be changed?
  8. Why are you recommending this medication for myelofibrosis?
  9. What can I expect from my myelofibrosis medication and how long will it take to start working?
  10. What are the possible risks, benefits, side effects, and interactions of my myelofibrosis medication?

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS. Last Annual Review Date: Jul 7, 2016 Copyright: © Copyright 2016 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the Healthgrades User Agreement.

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