Essential thrombocythemia (ET)

Hearing you have ET can be overwhelming, upsetting and hard to understand.

It is important you know that:

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There is hope

Most people with this disease can expect a normal or near normal life expectancy.
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Research is advancing

Our understanding of this disease has progressed in recent years.
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It’s nothing you did

You did not catch the disease from someone else and cannot pass it to your children.

You are not alone.

Know that the blood cancer community is here to support you every step of the way.

What happens next?

Experiences of others with essential thrombocythemia

Annie Bertrand
Annie Bertrand
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I have never felt so accomplished as I do now. I appreciate all the sweet things life has to offer. If I could do it again, I wouldn’t wait for a cancer diagnosis to start living like this!

Joliette QC
Canada

Annie Bertrand
Annie Bertrand
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I have never felt so accomplished as I do now. I appreciate all the sweet things life has to offer. If I could do it again, I wouldn’t wait for a cancer diagnosis to start living like this!

Joliette QC
Canada

Resources on ET

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