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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS), in the Context of COVID-19, Delta, Omicron & Its Variants
  • Diagnosis and Staging
  • Current Standard of Care
  • New & Emerging Treatment Approaches
  • The Role of Clinical Trials
  • Tips to Manage Symptoms, Treatment Side Effects, Discomfort & Pain
  • Nutrition & Hydration Concerns & Tips
  • Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team during Telehealth Appointments, including Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth Appointments including Technology, Prepared List of Questions & Discussion of OpenNotes
  • Next Step After Treatment, including Follow-Up Care
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Ruben A. Mesa, MD, FACP

Executive Director, Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, Mays Family Foundation Distinguished University Presidential Chair, Professor of Medicine, Mays Cancer Center – An NCI Designated Cancer Center


Rami Komrokji, MD

Senior Member & Professor of Oncologic Sciences, Vice Chair-Malignant Hematology Department, Moffitt Cancer Center


Diana L. Bearden, MS, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC

Oncology Dietitian, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center


Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD, FAPOS, FAOSW

Senior Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on May 02, 2022.

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.

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