02-Interview with Dr. Naveen Pemmaraju, MPN Specialist, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Dr. Naveen Pemmaraju, MPN Chronicles

MPN Chronicles Podcast – Interview with Dr. Naveen Pemmaraju In today’s podcast, Episode 02, I am very pleased to interview Dr. Naveen Pemmaraju, MPN Specialist from MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Highlights of this Episode: Insomnia in MPNs – one of the most detailed explanations on our sleep problems revealed! MDS / MPN […]

The Health Benefits of Therapeutic Oncology Massage for MPN Cancer patients

therapeutic massage for MPN cancer patient

First in a Series – “Natural Healing Ideas for MPN patients” by David Wallace A Personal Perspective  Over the years, I have enjoyed a good massage on rare occasion.  An intense week of maneuvering the challenging slopes in Alta, Deer Valley and Snowbird, Utah comes to mind, about 15 years ago (pre-PV).  After 3 or […]

Mast Cells and Histamine in MPN Related Itching Explained

mast cell in mpn

Publisher’s Note: PV Reporter is very pleased to welcome Kate Newberry as contributing writer.  She is collaborating with me on the Mast Cell Mania series providing the “medical commentary.” Kate Newberry is a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Leukemia at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center collaborating with Dr. Srdan Verstovsek, […]

Over the Counter Combo of Zyrtec and Zantac helping PV patients get relief from Itching!

zantac and zyrtec for polycythemia

Part 1 in a Series – “Mast Cell Mania” at the Root of many MPN Symptoms by David Wallace Background A high percentage of polycythemia vera – MPN patients suffer from Aquagenic Pruritus, a fancy clinical term for itching.  Few patients presenting with itching are tested for PV, but it is a classic symptom that […]

Polycythemia Vera Pre-diagnosis Patient Report

rosacea from polycythemia vera

Publisher’s Intro by David Wallace As a certified, red-blooded JAK2 positive Polycythemia Vera (PV) patient, I have always been fascinated by the events leading up to a PV diagnosis. By sharing our stories, perhaps we offer “a dose of comfort” to the new or recently diagnosed.  When they read of struggles that other patient’s experience, […]

Strategies to Beat Itching in Polycythemia Vera

woman scratching her neck due to PV

How Can I Beat the Itchies? contributed by Paul Jaeger I was suffering from itching (pruritis) almost 10 years before my Polycythemia Vera was diagnosed.  It’s the worst symptom my disease/condition has brought so far, although the doctor promises death at some point in my future.  I had to give her $150 to tell me […]

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