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Case Studies in Myelodyspastic Syndromes (MDS): A Deeper Look

Case Studies in Myelodyspastic Syndromes (MDS): A Deeper Look

Use this booklet to take a deeper look into a patient’s history and how it can impact his or her treatment for MDS.

Understanding Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)

Understanding Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)

Use this overview to help explain to your patients cell development in MDS and what they might experience during treatment.

MDS: A Disease Overview

MDS: A Disease Overview

Transfusion Tracker

Transfusion Tracker

MDS Glossary of Terms for Nurses

MDS Glossary of Terms for Nurses

MDS Hematology Office Tool

MDS Hematology Office Tool

For Your Patients

Your MDS Journal

This tool can help you stay on top of medical appointments, keep track of your medications, and record your lab results. This may help you feel more in control of your health decisions.

A Guide for Living with MDS

This is an educational guide to making healthier lifestyle choices while living with myelodysplastic syndromes.

An MDS Guide for Caregivers

This guide is designed to help caregivers learn more about supporting a loved one living with myelodysplastic syndromes.

Follow Your Treatment Plan Exactly as Directed

Follow Your Treatment Plan Exactly as Directed

It is important to be able to trust your healthcare team. Be honest and open with them. Tell them if you have any trouble taking or tolerating your medicine.

Caring for Someone With MDS Is Important

Caring for Someone With MDS Is Important

Learning that a loved one has MDS can be a life-changing event. Caring for your loved one with cancer could change you forever.

Recognizing and Understanding Pain

Recognizing and Understanding Pain

Pain can be controlled. Your healthcare team will make a pain-control plan to help relieve your discomfort.

Coping With Anxiety and Depression

Coping With Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and depression can be serious problems. Talk to your doctor or nurse about your emotional needs.

Intimate Relationships

Intimate Relationships

Sharing your inner world with the one you love can be one of the most fulfilling aspects of a relationship.

Eating Right Matters: What’s on Your Plate?

Eating Right Matters: What’s on Your Plate?

The foods in the place setting are part of a healthy diet. Talk with your doctor and nurse about healthy food choices that are right for you.

Understanding Your Blood Tests

Understanding Your Blood Tests

Ask your doctor or nurse about your blood tests. They can tell you more about the blood tests and the test results.

Understanding Fatigue

Understanding Fatigue

Fatigue may be caused by the treatment you are on. Ask your doctor or nurse how you can monitor your fatigue when you are at home.

Understanding Infections

Understanding Infections

It is important to work with your healthcare team. Talk to your doctor or nurse about the symptoms of infection listed.

Living with MDS

Living with MDS

If you haven’t heard of MDS until now, you may be wondering how this will affect your everyday life and what lies ahead.

MDS: Questions and Answers

MDS: Questions and Answers

After being diagnosed with MDS, you are likely to have many questions about this condition.

My Treatment Calendar

My Treatment Calendar

A 16-month calendar you can use to keep track of your MDS treatment schedules and other appointments.

Understanding Your Blood

Understanding Your Blood

This brochure is designed to help you better understand your blood and blood test results.

Understanding Red Blood Cell Transfusions

Understanding Red Blood Cell Transfusions

A brief guide to red blood cell transfusions, how they may help you, the potential side effects of transfusions, and how these side effects can be managed.

Other Resources for You and Your Patients

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