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Are some people more prone to getting myelodysplastic syndromes?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Yes

There are some risk factors for myelodysplastic syndrome(mds).
People exposed to certain chemotherapy drugs are at increased risk due to damage to the bone marrow dna from some chemo drugs. There is a higher risk of mds as people age. Certain genetic disorders (such as down syndrome) put people at risk for mds. Tobacco use is also associated with an increased risk of mds.

In brief: Yes

There are some risk factors for myelodysplastic syndrome(mds).
People exposed to certain chemotherapy drugs are at increased risk due to damage to the bone marrow dna from some chemo drugs. There is a higher risk of mds as people age. Certain genetic disorders (such as down syndrome) put people at risk for mds. Tobacco use is also associated with an increased risk of mds.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Dr. Agos Luca
Pathology

In brief: See below...

The elderly are usually more prone to develop a myelodysplastic syndrome (mds).
Also, genetic factors play an important role. Exposure to certain chemicals, toxins, and radiation also increases the chance of developing mds.

In brief: See below...

The elderly are usually more prone to develop a myelodysplastic syndrome (mds).
Also, genetic factors play an important role. Exposure to certain chemicals, toxins, and radiation also increases the chance of developing mds.
Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca
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