Patient Video - Barry’s story: How was your MDS-related Anemia diagnosed?

Barry describes the tests he had that confirmed his diagnosis of MDS-related anemia. A bone marrow test confirmed that his anemia was due to MDS. Barry says he was initially scared to think about the idea of having cancer. He says that it’s not been scary of late however, as he’s lived with his condition for some time now, and still has hope for the future.

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Animation - Understanding MDS-related Anemia
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Abby’s story: How did you find out you had MDS-related Anemia?
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Barry’s story: How did you find out you had MDS-related Anemia?
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Abby’s story: How was your MDS-related Anemia diagnosed?
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Barry’s story: How was your MDS-related Anemia diagnosed?
21. Barry’s story: How was your MDS-related Anemia diagnosed?
Bill’s story: How was your MDS-related Anemia diagnosed?
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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Acceleron Pharma, Celgene Corporation, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, and Takeda Oncology.

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