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Old Wed Feb 22, 2012, 07:50 PM
bob weinberg bob weinberg is offline
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Mds Patient Forum On Risks Of Transfusional Iron Overload

This is a reminder that there will be a Patient Forum sponsored by the MDS Foundation in Philadelphia on Saturday, March 3

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

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

Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 10:00 AM

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

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 or to register, please contact:
Audrey Hassan at, 800.637.0839

Thank You.
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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