Myelodysplastic Syndromes – MDS

Considered to be a collection of blood disorders as well as a type of cancer, MDS behaves similarly to other blood cancers. The production of numerous blood cell types, in addition to stem cells which are primarily affected by MDS, are reduced due to the accumulation of abnormal and immature cancer cells in the bone marrow. Some Myelodysplastic Syndromes may also develop into a different kind of blood cancer known as acute myeloid leukemia.