Myelodysplastic Syndromes Overview
Myelodysplastic syndromes, or MDS, are diseases of the blood and bone marrow characterized by low blood counts. In MDS patients, the bone marrow produces blood stem cells that do not mature into normal, healthy red blood cells, white blood cells or platelets. As a result, these patients have fewer blood cells, and those they do have may not function properly.
MDS is sometimes labeled a preleukemic condition because about one-third of patients develop acute leukemia as a complication of the disease.
Myelodysplastic syndrome specialists at The University of Kansas Cancer Center are leaders in the field. They work as a team to provide you with the latest advances in diagnosis, treatment and resources.
Why You Should Choose The University of Kansas Cancer Center
If you have a myelodysplastic syndrome, you will find the leading specialists you need at The University of Kansas Cancer Center. All our doctors are board-certified. The transplant team and hematology specialists have years of experience treating MDS patients.
Because we are an academic center, we offer some of the region’s most advanced cancer treatments. We are constantly finding new treatments to improve lives. We use state-of-the-art techniques and technologies to improve patient outcomes and reduce side effects. We also use the latest findings in cancer research.
Our highly trained staff also are accustomed to working with community healthcare providers. In many cases, you can receive some of your treatment near your own home in coordination with the staff at The University of Kansas Cancer Center.
Each person is unique, so we tailor your care to your personal needs. This means doctors, nurses and other staff work closely together to develop the treatment plan that best fits your needs. They discuss every patient’s treatment as a team to stay up to date on your care and progress.
We are part of many national clinical trials on cancer treatment. So you benefit from our staff’s knowledge of the latest options. You also may be able to take part in a clinical trial during your treatment.
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