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Doctor insights on: Preleukemia (Myelodysplastic Syndrome)

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Malabsorption Syndrome (Definition)

Malabsorption is the body’s inability to absorb nutrients from the digestive system into the bloodstream. Normally the digestive process converts nutrients from the diet into small units that pass through the wall of the intestine and into the bloodstream, where they are carried to other cells in the body. If the intestinal wall is damaged, digested ...Read more


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What happens to the marrow in myelodysplastic syndrome?

See below...: The bone marrow is usually hypercellular (high cellularity) in mds, similar to leukemia. However, unlike leukemia, most of these abnormal cells cannot get out of the marrow into the peripheral blood (ineffective hematopoiesis). Consequently, the peripheral blood cell counts are abnormally low (cytopenia), unlike leukemia where the white blood cell count is usually highly elevated. ...Read more

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What are the marrow features in myelodysplastic syndrome?

Myelodysplasia: The typical bone marrow features seen in myelodysplastic syndrome can include a hypercellular marrow (the marrow is too full of cells although in some cases the bone marrow can be more empty (hypocellular). There is typically disorder growth of cells so that they do not mature normally (dypsoiesis). Also, many times the chromosomes (cytogenetics) of the bone marrow cells will be abnormal. ...Read more

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With myelodysplastic syndrome why does the body stop producing healthy blood?

With myelodysplastic syndrome why does the body stop producing healthy blood?

See below...: The bone marrow (where blood elements are produced) has high cellularity in mds, similar to leukemia. However, unlike leukemia, most of these abnormal cells cannot get out of the marrow into the peripheral blood (ineffective hematopoiesis). Consequently, the peripheral blood cell counts are abnormally low (cytopenia), unlike leukemia where the white blood cell count is usually highly elevated. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
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What is the treatment for myelodysplastic syndrome?

See below...: Myelodysplastic syndromes (mds) represent a group of bone marrow cancers similar to leukemias in many respects but usually with a less aggressive evolution. Like many other types of cancer, treatment includes chemotherapy and sometimes bone marrow transplantation; however, if the mds is low grade sometimes treatment is not necessary, at least not initially (watchful waiting). ...Read more

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What is myelodysplastic syndrome?

Blood disorder: This is a family of diseases that cause bone marrow dysfunction. There are several types that have different prognoses. Some types are precursors to leukemia. They show up a low blood counts usually in older patients. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Checklist)

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What does this procedure mean? Myelodysplastic syndrome

What does this procedure mean? Myelodysplastic syndrome

See below...: Myelodysplastic syndrome (mds) is not a procedure but a form of bone marrow cancer that is generally less aggressive than leukemia but still malignant. Mds usually evolves more slowly then leukemia and sometimes can transform into acute leukemia and become more aggressive and faster evolving. It can be treated with chemotherapy or bone marrow transplant but sometimes treatment is not necessary. ...Read more

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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

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Dr. Le Wang Dr. Wang
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Would you define low grade myelodysplastic syndrome lesions?

Dr. Le Wang Dr. Wang
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MDS: MDS is a group of conditions that involve in abnormal bone marrow changes and lead to inffective blood cell production. Using a comlicated system, MDS can be devided into low-grade (20%). Low-grade MDS does not require chemotherapy and is primarily treated with supportive care. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: myelodysplastic syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: myelodysplastic syndrome?

MDS: Myelodysplastic syndrome (mds) is a bone marrow disorder which causes low blood counts (anemia, and low white cells and platelets) and a tendendency to develop leukemia. There are several different forms of mds and many different types of treatment. Hematologists and oncologists are the doctors that specialize in treating this condition. The diagnosis is made by performing a bone marrow biopsy. ...Read more

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If myelodysplastic syndrome is mainly caused by exposure to certain elements. How long ago would that exposure have been ?

If myelodysplastic syndrome is mainly caused by exposure to certain elements. How long ago would that exposure  have been ?

MDS Carcinogens: Alkylating chemotherapies can cause MDS 5-7 years from last dose. Radiation can cause MDS 10-40 years after last dose. Although it's debatable whether modern radiation therapy can cause MDS (see my PubMed article: 24577814). Benzene can cause bone marrow aplasia, MDS or AML 4-14 years after exposure. Tobacco (benzene et al) smoking is significantly associated with MDS with onset 10-20 years. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome and just saw "with high grade lesions" but can't find any definition of the lesions. ?

See below...: This is not standard terminology. Make sure your diagnostic samples have been reviewed by a hematopathologist (a pathologist specialized in the diagnosis of hematologic diseases) and discuss the report with your hematologist/oncologist. ...Read more

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How are pancytopenia and myelodysplastic syndrome differentiated?

Bone Marrow Biopsy: Pancytopenia is a clinical condition that can be caused by a variety of diseases such as aplastic anemia, myelodysplasia, drug toxicity. Myelodysplasia is a clinical syndrome that may manifest itself as pancytopenia. A bone marrow biopsy is the only way to tell what is going on. ...Read more

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Dr. Agos Luca Dr. Luca
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I have mgus and myelodysplastic syndrome and my dr is not treating me should I change drs?

Dr. Agos Luca Dr. Luca
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See below...: Both monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (mgus) and myelodysplastic syndrome (mds) are disease entities that may be managed by watchful waiting. If your physician is a hematologist/oncologist then he or she probably has significant experience with these diseases and manages them accordingly. ...Read more

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Baby Bottle Syndrome (Definition)

Baby bottle syndrome is dental caries resulting from prolonged use of baby bottles especially with juice or other sugary drinks. The distribution of the caries start in the central middle teeth- central incisors- where teeth are in contact with the bottle nipple. If severe can result in loss of baby teeth and sometimes ...Read more


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Burning Mouth Syndrome (Definition)

The symptoms of burning mouth syndrome is chronic burning pain in your mouth which may include the tounge, teeth and gums, palate, lips and inside cheeks. It can be as severe as a burn. It is difficult to diagnose without a good medical\dental ...Read more