Turning a PV Diagnosis Into a Positive: One Woman’s Journey

Annette De Bow was diagnosed with polycythemia vera (PV) after the birth of her daughter. She shares her journey from initial diagnosis, the visits with her first hematologist and why she decided to seek out better care. Annette was proactive, and it made a difference in her treatment and prognosis. She also talks about how she started Trek for a Cure to raise funds for research by hiking.

This article was originally published October 8, 2015 and most recently updated October 1, 2019.
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