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Myelodysplasia and Myeloproliferative Disorder Care

When you’re a patient at Providence, we don’t just treat your illness – we treat you. We use the most advanced treatments to create a highly personalized care plan. We also support you and your loved ones with a full range of services throughout your entire journey. The result is effective, whole-person care for your body, mind and spirit.

Why Choose Us for Myelodysplasia and Myeloproliferative Disorder Care?

At Providence, we see the life in you. Together, let’s finish cancer – so you don’t have to miss any of life’s special moments.

No two patients, or their treatment plans, are alike. This is why, at Providence, we take a highly personalized approach to your blood and bone marrow disorder care. Our expert clinicians work with you to design a treatment plan that fits your personal needs. It’s an approach that combines leading-edge treatment with the compassionate care Providence is known for. Why? Because we know this results in the best outcomes.

As a patient, you’ll be supported throughout your entire care journey by our expert multidisciplinary care team of board-certified hematologists and radiation oncologists. It’s a team-based approach to myelodysplasia and myeloproliferative disorders. Your care team may also include nurse navigators, psychosocial specialists, nutritionists and other specialists. We also provide you and your family with a full range of support services well beyond conventional treatment, from genetic counseling and education to nutrition and pain management.

Blood disease doesn’t discriminate, but access to great hematology care hasn’t always been the same for everyone. At Providence, we are deeply committed to making sure every patient we treat has access to the best care. We offer various location-specific services to help our patients receive equitable care, such as translation for non-English-speaking patients, telehealth and transportation assistance. We value, respect and support the racial, ethnic, religious, spiritual, gender, and sexual identities of each member of our diverse communities, and we welcome all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. We aim to make sure every patient is treated equally and with dignity – whoever you are, and wherever you’re at. 

As a patient at Providence, you have access to the largest community-based network in the United States. Being part of a collaborative network means that your local myelodysplasia and myeloproliferative disorder care team shares knowledge and experience with other world-class clinicians across 52 hospitals in seven states. The extent and power of our network is one of the reasons so many patients choose Providence for their hematology care each year.

Providence is well-known for offering options – and hope – to patients seeking the most advanced procedures and therapies to treat myelodysplasia and myeloproliferative disorders. Our network of experts and state-of-the-art labs offer the most advanced medical insights and treatments for our patients, such as molecular analysis of bone marrow and coagulation diagnostics. We look at the stage and the genetic makeup of your specific condition to determine which clinical trial could be most effective for you.

About Myelodysplasia and Myeloproliferative Disorders

Myelodysplasia and myeloproliferative disorders are diseases of the bone marrow and blood. In myelodysplastic diseases, there are fewer healthy white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets in the blood. In myeloproliferative diseases, too many stem cells develop, increasing the number of blood cells. The expert oncology teams at Providence use the most effective therapies to treat patients with every type of myelodysplasia and myeloproliferative disorder and their related conditions, including:

  • Essential thrombocytosis
  • Myelodysplasia
  • Polycythemia vera
  • Myelofibrosis

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Testing and Diagnostics


Diagnostic tools help our clinicians determine which therapies will work best for each patient, based on many factors like the patient’s diagnosis and particular genetic profile. Your doctors will use multiple advanced diagnostic and prognostic tools to help design your individualized treatment plan, including:

Personalized Treatment for Myelodysplasia and Myeloproliferative Disorders

We take a team approach, because we know this offers the best success in managing and curing blood and bone marrow disorders. Your multidisciplinary team will work with you to design an individualized care plan, from diagnosis to post-treatment support. We offer many different therapies across our Providence locations. Depending on your condition, your personal care plan may include one or more of the following:

Systemic therapies travel through the bloodstream and may help replace missing nutrients, control blood cell destruction by the immune system or impact blood cell production rates. Sophisticated genetic analysis allows us to target therapies to specific DNA mutations that cause cancer cells to develop and grow. Systemic therapies include:

  • Autologous stem cell transplant
  • Cellular immunotherapy (CART)
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical trials
  • Molecularly targeted therapy

Radiation therapy uses high-energy radiation from a source like X-rays or photons to kill cancer cells or shrink tumors. It may be part of a treatment plan that also includes systemic therapies and/or surgery. Radiation is sometimes used to help ease a patient’s pain or discomfort. Radiation therapies include:

  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and volumetric arc therapy (VMAT) Note: This advanced therapy is not available at all Providence locations.
  • Stereotactic radiation (SABR/SBRT) Note: This advanced therapy is not available at all Providence locations.
  • Surface-guided radiation therapy (SGRT/SIGRT) Note: This advanced therapy is not available at all Providence locations.
  • Three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT)

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We are proud to see our dedication to our patients recognized by the most well-respected programs and institutions in the United States. Several of our Providence locations have achieved the following accreditations:

Doctors Specializing in Myelodysplasia

At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.

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