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5 Facts you should know about

Myelodysplastic syndrome

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A heterogeneous group of closely related clonal hematopoietic disorders, commonly found in the aging population

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Signs and symptoms may include dizziness, fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, bruising and bleeding, frequent infections, and headaches

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Patients with MDS may present with clinical manifestations of anemia, thrombocytopenia, and/or neutropenia

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Risk factors include previous chemotherapy or radiation therapy, exposure to tobacco smoke, pesticides, and benzene, and exposure to heavy metals such as mercury or lead

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The typical age of onset is 70 years

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