Center of Excellence for Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)
Rush University Medical Center is recognized as a Center of Excellence by the Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) Foundation for its MDS expertise and research.
The Rush Approach to Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Care
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and myeloproliferative neoplasms are rare stem cell disorders. Though these are rare diseases, you’ll find nationally renowned experts at Rush who have spent decades caring for people who have these conditions.
Our care team at Rush is dedicated to patient-focused care. That means we’ll evaluate your condition and discuss your treatment options with you. From there, we'll develop a care plan tailored to your specific symptoms, needs, lifestyle and concerns. You will also have a nurse navigator who will help coordinate your care every step of the way.
Your treatment plan may include a wide variety of standard treatment options for myelodysplastic syndromes and myeloproliferative neoplasms, including stem cell transplantation. And, you’ll also have access to cutting edge clinical trials that are looking at novel approaches for treating these conditions.
Rush Excellence in Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Care
- Nationally ranked for cancer excellence: U.S. News & World Report ranked Rush University Medical Center among the best in the nation for cancer care.
- A team of specialists, centered on you: You may receive care through the MDS Comprehensive Clinic at Rush, where a team of specialists — including hematologists, pathologists, bone marrow transplantation specialists and research staff — gathers to review your condition and create a treatment plan that meets your needs.
- Supportive care: At Rush, your care goes beyond medications and procedures. You’ll also have access to supportive oncology services, which can include nutrition counseling, complementary therapies (e.g., acupuncture, massage), palliative care to help manage symptoms and side effects, psychosocial oncology, financial counseling, transportation assistance and more.
- Waterford Place in Aurora: Waterford Place at Rush Copley Medical Center offers you and your loved ones support before, during and after a cancer diagnosis, with all services free of charge or available to anyone diagnosed with cancer. Waterford Place offers education, support groups, stress reduction programs, nutritional counseling, yoga and a salon and spa that provides massages and facials, as well as the largest wig boutique in the Aurora/Fox Valley area.