Expert Video - Can my bone marrow return to normal and produce its own red blood cells?
MDS experts, Dr Rafael Bejar and Dr Casey O’Connell discuss whether a patient’s bone marrow can return to normal and produce its own red blood cells. They describe a variety of treatments that can improve the production of red blood cells (RBCs) by the patient’s own bone marrow. They discuss erythropoiesis stimulating agents (ESAs) which help the bone marrow make more red blood cells, and azacitidine and decitabine which knock-down abnormal cells, thereby allowing normal cells in bone marrow to recover in number.
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