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Craig and Sharon Litchfield: How We Coped with a Myelofibrosis Diagnosis

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Published on April 11, 2014

For many people with myelofibrosis, the correct diagnosis was not necessarily the first diagnosis that was received. And for Craig Litchfield, of Beaumont Texas, it was no different. After a visit with his heart specialist, Craig learned that his white blood count was elevated, which led to an incorrect diagnosis of leukemia and then, eventually, a myelofibrosis diagnosis. Craig and his wife Sharon, who played a key role as his caregiver and advocate, explain how effective treatments and a specialist's care have led to a "remarkable" turnaround in Craig's health. The couple shares advice for the newly diagnosed, tips for communicating with family and friends and how they stay organized as key health details change.

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