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Old Sun Aug 2, 2009, 06:16 AM
Birgitta-A Birgitta-A is offline
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Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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Hi Kirby,
Thank you very much for the info about the possibility to receive Promacta when you have MDS. Promacta can decrease leukemia cells in tubes so it can be a positive drug for MDS patients .

FDA is warning patients with MDS to get Nplate since the drug can increase blast cells:
"Worsening of blood cancers. NplateŽ is not for use in patients with blood cancer or a precancerous condition called myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). If you have one of these conditions, NplateŽ may worsen your cancer or condition and may cause you to die sooner ."
Kind regards
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