Carmelita Escalante, MD, is Professor and Department Chair in the Department of General Internal Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Dr. Escalante is an active researcher, serving as Principal Investigator on numerous studies related to fatigue and other symptoms in patients with cancer and other conditions including bone marrow failure diseases like aplastic anemia, MDS, PNH and AML. Dr. Escalante not only teaches, she also serves a mentor for other health care professionals and students in high school and college who are considering a health profession.
Dr. Escalante's expertise is helping patients, families, caregivers and healthcare professionals understand the impact of disease on patients.
In this webinar, Dr. Escalante discusses the most common side effects that bone marrow failure patients experience from bruising and fatigue to difficulty eating and sleeping.