For many people with MDS, starting treatment helps them focus on moving ahead and looking forward to their disease's remission.
Types of MDS Treatment
Doctors use several types of approaches and treatment combinations for MDS:
- watch-and-wait approach
- blood transfusions
- blood cell growth factor therapy
- antithymocyte globulin therapy
- drug therapy
- stem cell transplantation
Your doctor may suggest that you participate in a clinical trial. Clinical trials can involve therapy with new drugs and new drug combinations or new approaches to stem cell transplantation.