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Myelodysplastic Syndromes Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (12 / 03 / 2012)

The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.

This summary was extensively revised.

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