My father has been diagnosed with blood cancer- namly polyc

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Q: My father has been diagnosed with blood cancer- namly polycythemia Vera. He has dropped 18 pounds in 10 days, become weak in the arms and exhausted. Prior he was an avid workout enthusiast and overall strong and healthy 62 year old. He also had heart arrhythmia and his kidneys are operating at only 50%. He has seen numerous specialists in different fields (cardiologist, kidney specialist, hematologist) but has not gone to a hospital where all doctors are on the same page. His hematologist gave him a 'bloodletting' treatment yesterday and says they will check in a month. I want a second opinion. Is this normal?

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