Expert Video - How is MDS-related anemia screened and monitored?

MDS experts, Dr Rafael Bejar and Dr Casey O’Connell, explain how MDS-related anemia is screened and monitored. They explain that once a patient is identified as having anemia and has gone through the process of being diagnosed with MDS, individualized therapy will begin based on the findings of each patient. For example, patients with mild anemia may receive no intervention and might only be monitored once every few months, whereas patients with severe anemia may require blood transfusions regularly and need their blood counts checked more often.

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