Integrative Approaches to Managing Myeloproliferative Neoplasms: the Role of Nutrition, Exercise, and Psychological Interventions

Prathibha Surapaneni, Robyn M. Scherber

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Abstract

Purpose of Review: Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) have a high symptom burden that affects functional status, emotional well-being, and quality of life for patients. Symptom control continues to be a challenging therapeutic goal despite available pharmacologic interventions. The goal of this review is to detail recent efforts that have focused on non-pharmacologic interventions, such as wholistic or integrative medicine, as an adjunctive method to alter symptom burden in this population. Recent Findings: We discuss the ongoing physical, nutritional, and psychological interventional efforts which represent promising non-traditional interventions to date to help reduce symptom in MPN patients. In this article, we highlight the early promising data and importance of these various non-pharmacological interventions to dampen symptom burden and reduce disease-related inflammation. Summary: Nonpharmacologic interventions represent promising therapeutic strategies to alter traditional MPN treatment paradigms and improve MPN patient care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)164-170
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Hematologic Malignancy Reports
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 15 2019

Keywords

  • Chronic inflammation
  • Hematopoietic stem cells
  • Integrative medicine
  • Myeloproliferative neoplasms
  • Non-pharmacologic interventions
  • Quality of life
  • Symptom burden

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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