Patient Video - Barry’s story: How was your MDS-related Anemia diagnosed?

Barry describes the tests he had that confirmed his diagnosis of MDS-related anemia. A bone marrow test confirmed that his anemia was due to MDS. Barry says he was initially scared to think about the idea of having cancer. He says that it’s not been scary of late however, as he’s lived with his condition for some time now, and still has hope for the future.

In kind memory of the passing of Barry Jacobs who wanted to share his experiences with others suffering from MDS.

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This educational activity has been developed by the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation, Inc. and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Acceleron Pharma, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene Corporation, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, and Takeda Oncology.

This website is part of the Animated Patient™ series developed by Mechanisms in Medicine Inc., to provide highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their healthcare professionals for optimal outcomes.