Expert Video - What questions should I ask my doctor about MDS genetic testing?

Rafael Bejar, MD, PhD, Director of the MDS Center of Excellence at the University of California, San Diego, suggests asking your doctor about the availability of mutation testing and which specific tests are available. Dr. Bejar also discusses how to ask about unrelated DNA variants, hereditary mutations associated with development of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and mutations acquired during or after treatment that can indicate a better or worse MDS prognosis.

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