NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Myelodysplastic Syndromes

39 NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® : Myelodysplastic Syndromes, 2018 4 Cancer treatments Review Review † † Supportive care is treatment for the symptoms or health conditions caused by cancer or cancer treatment. Supportive care is an important part of treatment for MDS. † † Immunotherapy is treatment with drugs that modify the immune system to help the body fight cancer. † † Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to kill abnormal cells in the body. † † An HCT replaces damaged or diseased cells in the bone marrow with healthy blood stem cells. † † Clinical trials give people access to new tests and treatments that aren’t usually received. “ My advice to those with MDS is never give up. When you stop fighting, that’s when you allow this disease to win. - Shaunna

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