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Anne Silver's journey to diagnosis started with itching and led her to a dermatologist, neurologist, and allergist, among many others. She was eventually diagnosed with polycythemia vera (PV) in 2010. After some time, she requested that her oncologist refer her to MD Anderson where she met Dr. Verstovsek. She participated in a clinical trial and is now on a treatment that keeps her PV under control, reducing the itching significantly. Anne has a strong support network of family and friends. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, sewing, quilting, reading, volunteering at her church, and spending time with all her family.