Effective Treatment For Myelodysplastic Syndrome?
I want to ask, my mother was diagnosed with MDS or myelodysplastic syndrome in April last year, I think “, what treatment is effective
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MDS or Myelodysplastic Syndrome is a group of disorders caused by a disruption in the formation of blood cells in the bone marrow so that it cannot carry out its function. MDS makes sufferers experience a decrease in the number of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.
MDS therapy focuses on reducing symptoms and preventing the worsening that can occur, such as preventing bleeding, infection, and fatigue. If there are no symptoms, the doctor will recommend "watchful waiting" or monitoring with routine examinations (both physical examination and laboratory examination). The best MDS therapy is still being investigated, but there are several treatment options:
1. Medicines: drugs that increase the number of blood cells, which stimulate blood cells to "mature" (mature), which suppress the immune system, to antibiotics to prevent infection
2. Blood transfusions
3. Bone marrow transplant. Usually it will be preceded by chemotherapy to remove damaged blood cells in the bone marrow, then it will be replaced with transplanted cells.
Each of the above therapies has its indications, contraindications, and possible risks. Treatment considerations depend primarily on the patient's condition and the severity of the disease. For that, consult the doctor who handles it so that you can weigh the best therapy.
Some of the things below need to be considered in people with MDS, considering that people with MDS are more susceptible to infection:
1. Diligently wash your hands using soap or hand washing alcohol
2. We recommend that you eat cooked and clean food
3. Avoid contact with people who are sick (infectious) to prevent transmission.
That's all, hopefully it's useful.
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