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A 31-year-old female asked:

uncle was diagnosed with myelodysplasyic leukemia and died within a month back in 1990. isn't mds treatable? what did he likely die from?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Nope: it sounds about right back in 1990.....He probably died from AN INFECTION ..also the treatment for this cancer has improved dramatically in the past 10 years!!! Hope this is helpful Dr Z

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