Understanding your PV State of Mine
Polycythemia vera, or PV, is a rare blood cancer in which the body makes too many red blood cells.
The body may also have too many white blood cells and platelets (blood clotting cells) in your
blood, but having too many red blood cells is thought to cause many of the problems associated
with PV. PV is a chronic, progressive disease. That means it doesn’t go away and that it may get
worse over time. It’s important to understand your PV and work with your Healthcare Professional
in managing your condition.
As you work with your Healthcare Professional to understand and assess your condition, it is
helpful to know your PV State of Mine. Be aware of your blood counts, how you feel, and
how PV affects your daily life. Be sure to mention any symptoms you have, even if you are not
sure the symptoms are related to your PV. Talking to your Healthcare Professional about your
symptoms helps you both understand how PV is affecting you, and monitor how your PV is
changing over time.
Diagnosed with polycythemia vera (PV).