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Old Mon Feb 13, 2012, 12:57 AM
bob weinberg bob weinberg is offline
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Wynnewood, PA
Posts: 7
Philadelphia Pennsylvania MDS Support Group

The Risks of Transfusional Iron Overload:
What MDS Patients Should Know About Chelation

Sponsored by:
The Philadelphia Area Patient Support Group
of The MDS Foundation, Inc.

Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Two Logan Square, 34th Floor
18th and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Clifford Pemberton, MD, Lankenau Medical Center
Michael Millenson, MD, Fox Chase Cancer Center

Topics to be covered include:
-Why Multiple Transfusions Result in Iron Overload
-The Risks of Transfusional Iron Overload
-What is chelation?
-What are its pros and cons?
-When to start it, if at all?
-What agents are used, how do they work,
what is their efficacy, and what are their side effects?

Registration required:
For more information, please contact:
Audrey Hassan at
Tel. 800.637.0839
or visit
Bob Weinberg. MDS-RARS, dx 5/98 @48yrs. Over 800 units of RBCs so far. Tx freq 7-10 days. Converted to AML, February 2013. Slated for BMT in June if lucky.
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