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First cycle of Vidaza injections = 1 down, 6 to go

So today was the start of the first cycle of Vidaza (Azacitidine) injections (first day out of 7). First, Joe had his blood tested. Then, we had a visit with the pharmacist, who explained – in great details – what is Vidaza, what it does, what we can expect, what the side effects might be. 165 more words

Blood Disorders

Where do we go from here - A road map to the rest of our lives?

As planed, we met with Dr. L. (Joe’s hematologist) yesterday, after doing another lab blood test. As we already knew, the Bone Marrow test showed his Myelodysplasia has progressed. 555 more words


Today It Becomes Real

Today is Ralph’s first chemotherapy appointment. He gets Vidaza administered via his port (which was placed last Thursday).

For 22 years he has been going to the Hematology/Oncology Clinic to treat for his blood disorder, thrombocystosis. 205 more words


Are You a Patient Taking Vidaza or Dacogen?

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Predicting Response To Your Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) Treatment

Azacitidine (Vidaza®) and decitabine (Dacogen®) are FDA-approved drugs for the treatment of MDS. While these drugs help many patients with MDS, sometimes patients who initially respond to these drugs eventually lose their response. 109 more words

Blood Disorders