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    Myelodysplastic Syndromes Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - General Information About Myelodysplastic Syndromes

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    Certain factors affect prognosis and treatment options.

    The prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options depend on the following:

    • The number of blast cells in the bone marrow.
    • Whether one or more types of blood cells are affected.
    • Whether the patient has signs or symptoms of anemia, bleeding, or infection.
    • Whether the patient has a low or high risk of leukemia.
    • Certain changes in the chromosomes.
    • Whether the myelodysplastic syndrome occurred after chemotherapy or radiation therapy for cancer.
    • The age and general health of the patient.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

    WebMD Public Information from the National Cancer Institute

    Last Updated: May 28, 2015
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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