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What are effective treatments for myelodysplastic syndromes (mds)?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Treatment options

As mentioned it depends on the clinical situation.
Sometimes treatment is just with observation, transfusions when needed. Drugs called growth factors can be used in some situations. There are some chemotherapy drugs that are effective and for aggressive cases a stem cell transplant can be used.

In brief: Treatment options

As mentioned it depends on the clinical situation.
Sometimes treatment is just with observation, transfusions when needed. Drugs called growth factors can be used in some situations. There are some chemotherapy drugs that are effective and for aggressive cases a stem cell transplant can be used.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Dr. Agos Luca
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below...

Myelodysplastic syndromes (mds) represent a group of bone marrow cancers similar to leukemias in many respects but usually with a less aggressive evolution.
Like many other types of cancer, treatment includes chemotherapy and sometimes bone marrow transplantation; however, if the mds is low grade sometimes treatment is not necessary, at least not initially (watchful waiting).

In brief: See below...

Myelodysplastic syndromes (mds) represent a group of bone marrow cancers similar to leukemias in many respects but usually with a less aggressive evolution.
Like many other types of cancer, treatment includes chemotherapy and sometimes bone marrow transplantation; however, if the mds is low grade sometimes treatment is not necessary, at least not initially (watchful waiting).
Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca
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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine

In brief: It depends

Treatment of mds will vary according to the clinical situation and a variety of findings on bone marrow such as the percentage of blasts, cytogenetic abnormalities and need for transfusions.

In brief: It depends

Treatment of mds will vary according to the clinical situation and a variety of findings on bone marrow such as the percentage of blasts, cytogenetic abnormalities and need for transfusions.
Dr. Edward Gold
Dr. Edward Gold
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