Expert Video - What are the goals of treatment for MDS-related anemia?
MDS experts, Dr Rafael Bejar and Dr Casey O’Connell discuss the goals of treatment for MDS-related anemia. The first goal is to relieve symptoms in order to help the patient feel better. The second goal is to reduce the number of blood transfusions a patient needs, since frequent transfusions can cause a buildup of extra iron in the blood, may have other potential adverse effects, and can be very time consuming.
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