Jak2 positive

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Jak2 positive

by Ajtorres12 on Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:32 AM

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Anybody have info on jak2 positive mutation. With low platlet counts and low (within standard range) rbc and wbc and hemoglibin hermatacrit values. Im waiting on a bone marrow biopsy results. Possible PV??? Why the low counts if the bone marrow is always "on"??? 

RE: Jak2 positive

by ToddlerFather on Fri Jan 26, 2018 01:35 AM

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On Jan 26, 2018 12:32 AM Ajtorres12 wrote:

Anybody have info on jak2 positive mutation. With low platlet counts and low (within standard range) rbc and wbc and hemoglibin hermatacrit values. Im waiting on a bone marrow biopsy results. Possible PV??? Why the low counts if the bone marrow is always "on"??? 

Looking only at what you mentioned it seems PV doesn't fit the whole picture... mutations per se are not deterministic to any symptoms. That's why FDA banned (in the US) most DNA testing that indicated "you will (likely) get cancer", since many people looking at those tests start panicking and they were still alive no matter what the tests said. 


In a general way, cancers require at least 2 genetic cloning failures: one that supresses normal growth control, and one that supresses anti-abnormal growth controls. This belts & suspenders approach is what keeps most of the population from dying of cancer, while keeping human beings evolving by adding mutations that are sometimes beneficial. 

RE: Jak2 positive

by LSelski on Fri Sep 07, 2018 02:54 PM

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My husband was diagnosed with the jak2 gene six years ago. He was put on hydroxyurea but he was diagnosed with myelofibrosis a year ago so the hydroxyurea is no longer working. We were told that this is a normal progression of disease for people with the jak2 gene. What course of medication is you Doctor trying? What did your bone marrow biopsy find?

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by Khagan on Sun Oct 21, 2018 02:16 AM

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On Sep 07, 2018 2:54 PM LSelski wrote:

My husband was diagnosed with the jak2 gene six years ago. He was put on hydroxyurea but he was diagnosed with myelofibrosis a year ago so the hydroxyurea is no longer working. We were told that this is a normal progression of disease for people with the jak2 gene. What course of medication is you Doctor trying? What did your bone marrow biopsy find?

I have been recently diagnosed jak 2 positive I have a high platlet count. I am only being treated with a baby aspirin a day and blood tests every 3 months platelets were as high as 760. I am 48. No bone biopsy I dont have insurance yet. Not sure what's ahead for me. 

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