Jefferson University Hospitals

Polycythemia Vera

If you are diagnosed with polycythemia vera, specialists in Jefferson's Division of Hematology and the Cardeza Foundation for Hematologic Research are devoted to research into the causes of a wide variety of diseases of the blood and to the diagnosis and care of patients with blood and lymphatic diseases.

Our physicians have competence in all areas of hematology, with particularly well-recognized depth and experience in diseases affecting blood platelets, hemorrhagic (bleeding) and thrombotic (clotting) disorders, hematologic malignancies (leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma) and other bone marrow disorders. In addition, our physicians have initiated and participated in a number of clinical trials of newer types of therapy for many of these disorders.

In some severe cases of polycythemia vera, a bone marrow transplant may be the best course of treatment. A significant advantage of seeking treatment at Jefferson is access to the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, should a bone marrow transplant be a viable option for your care. Our specialists at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center provide complete care and state-of-the-art surgical options if you are a candidate for a bone marrow transplant.