Module 6. Managing and Treating MDS-related Anemia
What treatment questions should I ask my doctor about my MDS?
MDS experts, Dr Rafael Bejar and Dr Casey O’Connell discuss what treatmentquestions patients with MDS should ask their doctors. They explain that questions will vary based on the risk stratification of each patient. For example, a low risk patient with only anemia should ask about their erythropoietin level. Patients should ask if their disease is getting worse over time, or if they need another bone marrow biopsy. With each bone marrow biopsy, patients should ask about their blast count, and about any genetic changes (i.e., cytogenetic and molecular). Patients might also want to ask about clinical trials that best suit their individual case with MDS.
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