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Question: myelodisplasia / refractory anemia


 Anonymous - Sat Jan 11, 2003 9:11 am

My wife has undergone (6) blood transfusions within the past 5 months, and has recently been diagnosed with this disease. She has chosen not to undergo marrow/chemo therapy. Can anyone tell me what forms of, if any, alternative treatments are available? Thank you.
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Sat Jan 11, 2003 5:16 pm

User avatar Myelodysplasia along with refractory anemia are posted under Oncology Leukemia .. your post has been moved there. Please allow some time for a response. Meanwhile browse similar cases under this category.
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Thank you.
 dmasa33763 - Tue Mar 15, 2005 11:00 pm

My father (84) has been diagnosed with myelodisplasia/myeloproliferative disorder. The doctor can't or won't tell us exactly what it means, although his platelet count is low and they can't get it stabilized. They have done bone marrow testing and have ruled out cancer at this point. He was getting an injection every other week (can't remember the name of the drug) but that did nothing to help, so he's getting blood regularly now. Can you tell me what this disorder means and what the outlook for patients is? Thank you.

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