Lifestyle Changes to Manage Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
Lifestyle changes may not directly affect the cancer, but can play an important role in overall physical and mental health. Some benefits include:
- Help manage or lessen side effects of treatment.
- Keep your immune system strong to aid in the fight against MDS or other illnesses.
- Improve emotional outlook throughout diagnosis and treatment for MDS.
- Decrease the risk of other medical problems that could complicate your health.
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- Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
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