Expert Video - How serious a cancer is MDS? What is the prognosis for MDS?

MDS expert, Dr Stephen Nimer, describes the prognosis of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). MDS is considered a type of cancer and prognosis varies dramatically depending on many factors, as described in the video in detail. Some patients may have less than 1 year to live from the time of their diagnosis, and others may live 10 or 15 years, or more. In some cases, MDS can progress to acute myeloid leukemia (AML) if it gets worse.

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