What is Myelodysplastic Syndromes?

Myelodysplastic syndromes are a group of blood-related medical conditions caused by blood cells that are poorly formed or that are not working properly. They are caused by damage or malfunction in the blood-forming cells in the bone marrow, and can result in anemia, low blood cell counts, and bone marrow failure.

While there is no cure, treatment can reduce complications and symptoms and prolong life. Options include blood transfusions, medications that increase and stimulate blood cells and that suppress the immune system, and potentially bone marrow transplant.

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