Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) FAQs

Patient asking nurse questions about MDS

If you’re concerned that you might have myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) or if you’ve already received a diagnosis, you’re probably feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. The best thing to do right now is to consult with an experienced medical provider, such as a specialist at Moffitt Cancer Center. If you haven’t yet been diagnosed, a physician can perform an examination and order any tests necessary to confirm or rule out an MDS diagnosis. And if it turns out that you do have this malignancy, your physician can provide you with a treatment plan that’s customized to your specific needs.

With that being said, while you’re waiting for your next appointment with your physician, you may find it helpful to read about MDS so that you have a better understanding of this condition. 

Moffitt’s MDS diagnosis and treatment services

When it comes to MDS diagnosis and treatment, you can feel confident partnering with the cancer specialists at Moffitt Cancer Center. Our Malignant Hematology Program has one of the country’s largest MDS treatment programs, and our multispecialty team of oncologists, hematologists, medical oncologists, supportive care providers and other medical professionals work together to provide our patients with a highly individualized treatment experience.

At Moffitt, we’re paving the way toward better MDS treatment options and patient outcomes. In fact, our Malignant Hematology Program’s robust clinical trials program has contributed to the development of several innovative drugs that have been approved for treating MDS. The National Cancer Institute has recognized our research efforts and designated Moffitt as a Comprehensive Cancer Center—the only one based in Florida.

To request an appointment with a specialist at Moffitt Cancer Center, call us at 1-888-663-3488 or fill out our new patient registration form online. Our cancer experts will begin planning for your personalized treatment even before you step in the door.