Module: Understanding Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Animation - Understanding Myelodysplastic Syndromes
This animation provides an overview of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and describes the causes, risk factors, symptoms, and different types of MDS. It also explains the role of bone marrow to produce blood cells (red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets) and what happens to normal bone marrow in MDS.
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Module: Diagnosis of MDS

Animation - Diagnosis of MDS
This animation explains the tests that doctors use to diagnose myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), including blood cell counts, blood cell examination, and bone marrow tests. It also describes the symptoms associated with low blood cell counts, MDS overlap syndromes, classification of MDS subtypes, and scoring systems used to estimate the severity of MDS.
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Module: Management and Treatment of MDS

Animation - Management and Treatment of MDS
This animation explains the current treatment approaches for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Treatment options are grouped into 3 main types: observation, supportive care, and disease-modifying treatment. The animation also describes the goals of treatment for low-risk versus high-risk MDS, as well as clinical trials.
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Module: Blood and Marrow Transplantation in MDS

Animation - Blood and Marrow Transplantation in MDS
This animation provides an overview of blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Doctors also call BMT a stem cell transplant or hematopoietic stem cell transplant. This animations explains how BMT works, who is eligible, and what to expect before, during, and after the procedure.
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This educational activity has been developed by
the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation, Inc and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.

This activity is supported by charitable grants from Celgene Corporation, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, and Takeda Oncology.

This website is part of the Animated Patient™ series developed by Mechanisms in Medicine Inc., to provide highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their health care professionals for optimal outcomes.