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What are the treatments for myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative diseases?

Myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative disease treatments include chemotherapy, bone marrow transplant, and supportive care. Chemotherapy involves the use of medication to kill cells that are growing and dividing too quickly. Myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative diseases are characterized by bone marrow abnormalities, so the doctor may choose to replace your bone marrow with that from a healthy individual. Supportive care includes antibiotics to fight infection and transfusions to replenish blood cells. You can speak to your doctor about your best treatment options.

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