Thrombocytopenia is an abnormally low number of platelets in the blood. Platelets are the blood cells responsible for helping blood to clot. Most thrombocytopenia causes no major problems, but severe thrombocytopenia may result in excessive bleeding. Many medical conditions and drugs can cause thrombocytopenia.
Platelets are very small blood cell fragments, a fraction of the size of a red blood cell. Platelets circulate in the bloodstream and gather together at sites of bleeding. There, platelets...
Patients who were treated in the past with chemotherapy or radiation therapy may develop myeloid neoplasms related to that therapy. Treatment options are the same as for other myelodysplastic syndromes.
Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with adult myelodysplastic syndromes. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.