Also known as: myelodysplastic
Myelodysplastic syndromes include a group of disorders caused by poorly formed or improperly functioning blood cells. These syndromes start in the bone marrow, where blood cells are made.
Treatments: Treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes focus on reducing or preventing complications of the disease. The only therapeutic treatment modality is blood or marrow transplantation.
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Meet our July Patient of the Month, Lacy. Lacy was only 2 years old when her parents noticed that something was wrong. They took her to various doctors to try to find what could be the cause, Lacy had an 8 cm. tumor in her brain, occupying most of the lower part of her head.
At a young age, Bi’Yanie was diagnosed with sickle cell, a blood disorder that causes the cells to take on a crescent or sickle shape and can lead to very painful episodes called crises. Today, Bi’Yanie is getting stronger by the day, thanks to the bone marrow transplant she received at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.