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Elsa - Interview 31

Elsa was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) after being treated for thrombocythaemia, a condition that has caused her strokes. Her MDS was treated with blood transfusions, EPO and G-CSF injections and cyclosporin. She is in remission.

  • Background

    Elsa is a retired business owner. She is divorced with no children. Ethnic background: White British.

  • Age at interview 52
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Susan - Interview 34

    Susan was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome eleven years ago on a routine blood test. She has not had any treatment and is healthy and enjoying life although she gets tired and has to pace herself. She has a check up every two months.

  • Background

    Susan is a retired teacher. She is widowed with 2 adult children plus 4 step-children. Ethnic background: White British.

  • Age at interview 72
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Claire - Interview 45

    Claire was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome after experiencing tiredness, aching legs and weight loss. She was treated with chemotherapy and an allogenic bone marrow transplant. She is in remission and has a new outlook on life.

  • Background

    Claire is married with 3 children aged 17, 11 and 9. Ethnic background: White British.

  • Age at interview 37
  • Sex/Gender Female