2022 AMI Online Salon

Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Myelofibrosis

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Jackie Meyer
  • Client: Incyte
  • Copyright: One World DMG, 2021
  • Medium/software used: Various 3D and 2D software
  • Final presentation format: 3D model
  • Primary Audience: Patients

Project Description

Splenomegaly is a common and significant clinical manifestation of myelofibrosis (MF) that can be attributed to very specific symptoms. Many patients are not too familiar with what the spleen is or even where it is located in their body, let alone how it could be affected by a blood cancer. About 90% of patients living with MF have an enlarged spleen at the time of diagnosis. This model was designed to educated patients about the common symptoms of MF, what causes these symptoms and the importance of monitoring spleen size. The spleen model is divided in half, showing both healthy anatomy and an enlarged spleen with extramedullary hematopoiesis occurring in the red pulp. The normal side represents (half of) an average size adult spleen. Healthcare providers can use this model to further explain to patients what the function of the spleen is and how it relates to their journey with MF. General information about MF and prompts to help patients identify their symptoms are included on the pullout cards.