I have had Poly Vera for several years now. Until recently when my PCP wanted to abruptly stop my... Testosterone I didn't think much about it. It took them several days to agree to put me back on it BECAUSE of my Poly. I have other serious health issues such as Quad Bypass-5 T Hip Replacements due to infection and a few others. The way my doctor acted kinda has me worried. Is Polycythemia Vera considered a type of Cancer. Ive been going for therapeutic phleubotomy for over a year now once a week. I'm concerned because I like my PCP but I don't have a lot of faith in him. THe office is busy and unorganized=I get calls 3x for the same lab work 3 months after the fact... So my question is the C word,,, is it a type cancer... Is it similar to leukemia.. Thanks, PS, new to he group
Polycythemia Vera - Is Polycythemis Vera considered a type Leukeima or Cancer?
- 29 Jun 2016 by MarkA6147
- polycythemia, polycythemia vera, cancer, leukemia, phencyclidine, testosterone
Added 29 Jun 2016:
I guess I'm going to make this a 2 part question. Symptoms----I have a VERY hard time sleeping. I tend to sleep on my left side which causes a lot of pain. Due to back issues I don't toss and turn a lot (its just too hard) but if I turn onto my right side in the mornings the pain goes away. Wondering if that is the Spleen. Other general symptoms I burn up all the time, house ac is 71 now and if I change it to 72 I know it immediately. Itch all the time-mostly when I am trying to go to sleep. I wake up with TERRIBLE headaches, every single morning for longer than I can remember, my ears ring constantly, tired all the time, I will work around the house for 15-20 minutes and have to rest for the same, I have a hard time going to sleep. I used to have a hard time falling asleep, now I go to bed and almost fall asleep immediately but then I wake up 30minutes to an hour later and cant go back to sleep. I went from Nov to March with a migraine headache almost every single day. I have blurred vision. I wake many mornings nauseated and vomiting. I get nauseated very easy during the day. In general I feel awful 99% of the time. Most days I welcome death. I know, that sounds a bit harsh, but I actually feel that bad....quality of life is null..
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