MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome) – Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors, Treatments and More

What Is MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome)?

Myelodysplastic syndromes are caused by blood cells that are poorly formed or don’t work properly resulting in a disorder. Myelodysplastic syndromes result from something amiss in the spongy material inside your bones where blood cells are made (bone marrow).

To manage myelodysplastic syndromes your doctor will take steps to slow the disease, ease symptoms and prevent complications. Common measures include blood transfusion and prescribed medication to boost the production of blood cells in the body. In the case of a complication or if deemed fit by your doctor, a bone marrow transplant [1], also referred to as stem cell transplant may be recommended to replace your bone marrow with healthy bone marrow from a donor.