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My brother has myelodysplastic syndromes. Should I be worried about this?
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Dr. David Masiello
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
This would depend upon your brothers age, and his risk factors.
For instance if he is elderly, and has significant chemical exposure, than no. If he is young, under the age of 50, mds is uncommon and i would seek a second opinion to confirm the diagnosis. If it turns out to actually be mds than yes, you would be at a higher risk.

In brief: Possibly
This would depend upon your brothers age, and his risk factors.
For instance if he is elderly, and has significant chemical exposure, than no. If he is young, under the age of 50, mds is uncommon and i would seek a second opinion to confirm the diagnosis. If it turns out to actually be mds than yes, you would be at a higher risk.
Dr. David Masiello
Dr. David Masiello
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Dr. Agos Luca
Pathology
In brief: Probably not
Myelodysplastic syndrome (mds) in a first degree relative may slightly increase your overall risk but this is still minimal.

In brief: Probably not
Myelodysplastic syndrome (mds) in a first degree relative may slightly increase your overall risk but this is still minimal.
Dr. Agos Luca
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Dr. Apurv Agrawal
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Subtypes
There are subtypes.
Certain types are more aggressive. There are certain genetic markers which can give you a guide to the prognosis.

In brief: Subtypes
There are subtypes.
Certain types are more aggressive. There are certain genetic markers which can give you a guide to the prognosis.
Dr. Apurv Agrawal
Dr. Apurv Agrawal
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