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Prognosis for my 80 year old mother

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    Julie Ewing
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    My mom is 80 and diagnosed a few months ago but has been having blood transfusions for sever anemia for a few years. He could not treat her with anything else until the diagnosis. He tried some shots but didn’t make a difference. She had another blood transfusion and it brought her blood to 8.9 now 3 weeks later back down to 6.9 Dr said he can’t do many blood transfusion because of iron overload. She is so very weak and can’t do much at all. Not sure what we can do or is this the end of her life?

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    Dear Julie, I know this is a difficult situation for you and I would recommend that you take your mother to one of our Centers of Excellence in MDS for a second opinion. She should be very carefully assessed before undergoing any treatment. Benefits versus risk analysis should be done with any treatment.

    Following is a link to our Centers of Excellence worldwide https://www.mds-foundation.org/mds-centeres-of-excellence/.

    Please email me at ahassan@mds-foundation.org if you have any further questions or concerns. I hope this helps.

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