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MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome) Program

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More than research, results.

Cancer Institute of Florida is committed to providing those with MDS the latest and most effective treatments and therapies available.

Treatment Options for MDS(Myelodysplastic Syndrome)

MDS Treatment Orlando
For many people with MDS, starting treatment helps them focus on moving ahead and looking forward to their disease's remission.

Types of MDS Treatment

Doctors use several types of approaches and treatment combinations for MDS:

  • Watch-and-wait approach
  • Blood transfusions
  • blood cell growth factor therapy
  • Antithymocyte globulin therapy
  • Drug therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Stem cell transplantation

Treatment options

The best treatment for a person with MDS depends on the type of MDS, risk level, age, overall health and individual preferences.

The treatment options include:

  • Supportive care
  • Chemotherapy
  • Bone marrow or cord blood transplant
  • Newer drug therapies
  • Clinical Trials

Many doctors may suggest participation in a clinical trial. Clinical trials can involve therapy with new drugs and new drug combinations or new approaches to stem cell transplantation.

For detailed information about specific MDS chemotherapy drugs, what they are used for, ways in which they are administered, along with possible therapies, visit the Chemo Care website.