If you fail to seek medical attention in time, myelodysplastic syndrome can deliver symptoms like fatigue, bruising, and frequent infections. Hunterdon Hematology Oncology, LLC aims to help New Jersey patients restore blood cells and avoid leukemia through customized treatment. The Flemington Myelodysplastic Syndrome treatment includes alleviating symptoms, emotional and dietary guidance and counseling, and advanced medical treatments. New and subsequent patients can reach out via phone or the online booking system.
About Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
MDS denotes a group of bone and blood marrow cancers that occur when your blood cells are inhibited from normal maturity in case of complications.
Cellular components of your red blood cells, blood, platelets, and white blood cells are produced by stem cells found in the bone marrow. Stem cells self-replicate to form a new cell that may develop into the blood cells needed by your body.
In the case of myelodysplastic syndrome, your new cells develop abnormally or avoid developing into maturity. Consequently, your blood count remains low as it comprises fewer cells. Body functions are limited through a low blood count and regular malfunctions in your bloodstream.
Subtypes of Myelodysplastic Syndromes
MDS manifests in seven distinct subtypes that may progress to acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a blood cancer that occurs when your immature cells opt for uncontrollable growth.
Your provider identifies your MDS by considering your blood cell counts, affected cells, and the percentage of immature cells available in your bone marrow.
To determine your risk of developing AML, your provider uses an IPSS-R scoring system using the values to determine your MDS subtype and chromosomal changes.
Symptoms of Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Red blood cells transport oxygen to your entire body, white blood cells are an essential part of your immune system, while your platelets clot to prevent further bleeding, activate healing, and keep open wounds safe from infections.
A deficiency of blood cells due to an MDS infection can make you develop unwanted symptoms like:
- Bone pain
- Frequent infections
- Shortness of breath
- Unusual bleeding
- Easy bruising
As a result of excessive bleeding, you may notice tiny red spots under your skin.
Treatment for Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Hunterdon Hematology Oncology, LLC values the delivery of customized treatment plans for each case. Your provider uses the initial consultation to learn everything about your MDS subtype and prognostic score to draft a fully customized treatment.
Your treatment aims to remit and restore blood counts to an optimum level to revive your health. Treatment is comfortable and effective as it alleviates unpleasant symptoms and side effects that may arise during your treatment at Hunterdon Hematology Oncology, LLC.
Your provider may administer the oncology treatment through infusions or injections. Hypomethylating agents for chemotherapy treatments improve blood counts, ensure maturity of blood cells, and lower your risk of suffering an AML.
- Transfusions and medications
A transfusion is ideal in restoring white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets for optimal body function. If the need arises, your provider may prescribe medication to handle infections or growth factors to increase blood cell production to lower your vulnerability to AML.
- Stem cell transplant/ bone marrow transplant
A bone marrow transplant ensures that you receive chemotherapy to eliminate malfunctioning blood cells from your bone marrow. In due time, abnormal stem cells are interchanged with healthy cells.
Your doctor needs to run conclusive tests and examinations to determine your bone marrow transplant eligibility to reduce your chances of suffering complications.
Supportive Therapy at Hunterdon Hematology Oncology, LLC
Hunterdon Hematology Oncology, LLC, offers quality and comprehensive care, including an on-site pharmacy and a convenient lab. Your provider guides you to a healthier life through dietary guidance and counseling that could benefit your loved ones too.
In the case of chemotherapy, you are granted additional services like scalp-cooling treatment to avoid massive loss of hair.
Schedule an appointment online to call Hunterdon Hematology Oncology, LLC to learn more about available remedies for myelodysplastic syndrome and other services.