During this program, Lisa Rivera, a registered nurse from Yale
University discusess the short and long term effects that a patient with MDS
experiences. This includes a brief explanation of the types of MDS
diagnoses such as de novo and secondary MDS along with common side effects.
Lisa also discusses how you can manage your symptoms for a better quality of
life. She then concludes with frequently asked questions that you can
ask your doctor and healthcare team.
By the end of this program, you will:
- Understand the differences between de novo and secondary MDS
- The long term effects of supportive care regimens such as blood transfusions and iron overload and chelation therapy
- Learn how what you can do to better manage common symptoms and side effects