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Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Your bone marrow is the spongy tissue inside some of your bones, such as your hip and thigh bones. It contains immature cells, called stem cells. The stem cells can develop into the red blood cells that carry oxygen through your body, the white blood cells that fight infections, and the platelets that help with blood clotting. If you have a myelodysplastic syndrome, the stem cells do not mature into healthy blood cells. Many of them die in the bone marrow. This means that you do not have enough healthy cells, which can lead to infection, anemia, or easy bleeding.

Myelodysplastic syndromes often do not cause early symptoms and are sometimes found during a routine blood test. If you have symptoms, they may include:

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  1. Myelodysplastic Syndromes (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... help with blood clotting. If you have a myelodysplastic syndrome, the stem cells do not mature into healthy ... can lead to infection, anemia, or easy bleeding. Myelodysplastic syndromes often do not cause early symptoms and are ...
  2. Myelodysplastic syndrome is a group of disorders in which the blood cells produced in the bone marrow do ... cells that have matured may not function properly. Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is a form of cancer. In about ...
  3. Myelodysplastic Syndromes/Start Here ... Myelodysplastic Syndromes ... National Cancer Institute ... From the National Institutes of Health ... Myelodysplastic syndromes ( ...
  4. Myelodysplastic Syndromes/Treatments and Therapies ... Myelodysplastic Syndromes ... National Cancer Institute ... From the National Institutes of Health ... Myelodysplastic ...
  5. Treatment of Myelodysplastic Syndromes From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    Myelodysplastic Syndromes/Treatments and Therapies ... Myelodysplastic Syndromes ... National Cancer Institute ... From the National Institutes of Health ... Myelodysplastic ...
  6. What Are Myelodysplastic Syndromes? (American Cancer Society)  
    Myelodysplastic syndromes are conditions that occur when the blood-forming cells in the bone marrow are damaged. Learn ...
  7. ... is a type of bone marrow disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). MDS comprises a group of conditions in ... their family. 5q- syndrome Chromosome 5q deletion syndrome Myelodysplastic syndrome associated with isolated del(5q) chromosome abnormality Myelodysplastic ...
  8. Statistics about Myelodysplastic Syndromes (American Cancer Society)  
    The American Cancer Society's most recent estimates for myelodysplastic syndromes in the United States are between 10,000 ...
  9. What Causes Myelodysplastic Syndromes? (American Cancer Society)  
    Although some cases of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) are linked to known risk factors, for most, the cause is unknown.
  10. Can Myelodysplastic Syndromes Be Prevented? (American Cancer Society)  
    ... is linked to the development of leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), not smoking can lower the risk of ...
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