• samcat
    • Experience with Myelodysplastic Syndrom...
    over 8 years ago
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    Bone Marrow test

    Procedure or Surgery

    Not a big deal, just local tenderness for a few weeks

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • samcat
    • Experience with Myelodysplastic Syndrom...
    over 8 years ago
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    procrit, simple, easy, and absolutely no help. Did not stimulate bone marrow production.

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • samcat
    • Experience with Myelodysplastic Syndrom...
    over 8 years ago
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    Dacogen

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Almost died. Any chemo kills of the bad cancer cells, but also kills off your good cells eg. white, red, platelets.The only hope wit...

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • samcat
    • Experience with Myelodysplastic Syndrom...
    over 8 years ago
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    Infections.

    Side Effects

    After almost dying from infection, massive doses of broad spectrum antibiotics,and the inability for my bone marrow to start working...

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    • samcat
    • Experience with Myelodysplastic Syndrom...
    over 8 years ago
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    Other

    Decision Point

    Just too old and too dangerous for a bone marrow transplant, and really skeptical about the suggestion of lower doses of chemo.

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    • samcat
    • Experience with Myelodysplastic Syndrom...
    over 8 years ago
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    For now, mild pain killers, mild sedatives, FABB tablets, mild sleeping pills.

    Symptom Management

    Appetite ranges from none on some days to very good on others. Blood counts are very low, barely maintaining adequate levels. Have t...

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  1. almost 10 years ago
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    • Patient:
      Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma 28 Experiences
    • Patient:
      Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) 0 Experiences
    • Patient:
      Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma, Unspecified 0 Experiences
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