Re: [MOL] Myelodysplasia and treatment for high Iron levels [00708] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Myelodysplasia and treatment for high Iron levels






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----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Quayle" <mylodcontrol@hotmail.com>
To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2000 3:25 AM
Subject: [MOL] Myelodysplasia and treatment for high Iron levels


> Hi everyone,
> I am writing on behalf of my father who has had Myelodysplasia for some
four
> years now.  During this time he has been taking regular blood
transfusions.
> We have now been told that this has caused a dangerous buildup of iron in
> his system.  The recommended treatment is to have a different kind of
> transfusion every *day* which takes perhaps eight hours per day.
>
> Has anyone any information as to this treatment?  I would dearly like to
> know :
> How did the patient feel about the treatment (any downside to this
procedure
> in terms of discomfort, inconvenience etc);
> How long this procedure actually does take (is it really eight hours);
> In practice, can you take breaks from the treatment?  Does it have to be
> every day?
> I would really appreciate any information which anyone may have on this
> particular treatment for Myelodysplasia.
> Many thanks in advance,
> Steve Quayle.
>
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