Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Types of Cancer

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a group of disorders and type of cancer caused by poorly formed blood cells or cells that don’t work properly.

In MDS, the bone marrow is not able to produce healthy blood cells. Instead, it makes abnormal cells that cannot function properly. Over time, more of these are made, eventually crowding out the healthy cells leading to a reduction in blood cell counts.

Common Symptoms:

  • Anemia
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Easy bruising
  • Frequent infections
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Shortness of breath

We have blog topics delving into the various types of MDS - such as what they are, the symptoms, how they are treated, and advice for living with the condition. You can find them below.


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