MDS expert, Dr Stephen Nimer, provides an overview of the factors that may increase the risk of developing myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), including: age, previous chemotherapy, high doses of radiation, and long-term exposure to certain chemicals. In rare cases, genetic changes may increase a person’s risk of developing MDS.
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