Just Need To Talk

I am 58 and have polycythemia vera, copd, sleep apnea and hypothyroidism. I am tired all the time and my joints swell and hurt most of the time, is there anyone else that has this? I was told polycythemia vera is a non fatal cancer, has anyone else been told this?
GabbyJo GabbyJo
56-60, F
1 Response Jan 18, 2013

Yes, it CAN be a fatal, however, if your blood counts get too high you can have real problems...so keeping you HCT, RBC and other cells close to normal limits will certainly extend your life...if untreated...that is a different story. Get on it!!