MDS experts, Dr Alan List and Dr David Sallman, explain that the goals of therapy for patients with lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are to improve blood counts and alleviate symptoms. The treatment options for lower-risk MDS discussed are: recombinant erythropoietin, lenalidomide, immunosuppressive therapy, and hypomethylating agents. They also discuss watchful waiting if a patient with lower-risk MDS has no symptoms or doesn’t have very low blood cell counts.
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