NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Myelodysplastic Syndromes

5 NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® : Myelodysplastic Syndromes, 2018 Myelodysplastic Syndromes Contents 6 How to use this book 7 Part 1 Myelodysplastic syndromes Explains how and where this type of cancer starts. 14 Part 2 Testing for MDS Describes the tests used to confirm this type of cancer and plan treatment. 22 Part 3 Prognostic scoring and risk groups Describes how doctors rate and classify the severity of MDS to help plan treatment. 27 Part 4 Overview of cancer treatments Describes the types of treatments that may be used to control MDS and its symptoms. 40 Part 5 Treatment guide Presents treatment options based on the risk group and symptoms. 53 Part 6 Making treatment decisions Offers tips for choosing the best treatment for you. 61 Glossary Dictionary Acronyms 70 NCCN Panel Members 71 NCCN Member Institutions 72 Index