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What is myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)?
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) is a rare type of blood cancer sometimes referred to as bone marrow failure. All blood cells in a healthy person are made in the bone marrow. In MDS, your bone marrow makes a large amount of abnormal cells, so you don’t have enough healthy blood cells in your bloodstream.
How common is MDS?
In Ireland, fewer than 150 people are diagnosed per year. It can be diagnosed at any age but is more common as people get older.
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