MDS expert, Dr Stephen Nimer, provides an overview of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). MDS is a blood disease in which the bone marrow fails to produce enough of one or more types of healthy blood cells (red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets). Doctors consider MDS a form of blood cancer and in some patients it can turn into acute myeloid leukemia (AML) if it gets worse.
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