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Tips for managing GVHD of the mouth
Cindy Jan2016
Cindy, transplant recipient
Shortly after her transplant for myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) in 2014, Cindy noticed that her lips and mouth were getting dry. Soon after that, she started noticing ridges in her mouth. Both were classic signs of chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) of the mouth. Learn about Cindy’s experience with GVHD of the mouth and get tips from an oral medicine expert.
What was your greatest challenge as a caregiver?
Emory Jan2016
Francis, caregiver for his daughter, Constance
“When it's your child, you lose your objectivity,” says Francis, caregiver for his daughter, Constance. Karen, caregiver for her husband, Bob, felt the weight of her role. “There were times I would say, ‘Oh, everybody's taking care of Bob. Who's taking care of me?’” she says. The caregiver journey before, during and after transplant can be filled with challenges. Here, Francis, Karen and other transplant caregivers share some of their challenges with you. What was your greatest challenge as a caregiver? Share your thoughts on our Be The Match Patients Connect Facebook page.
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