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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1];Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Nawal Muazam M.D.[2]

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Common risk factors in the development of myelodysplastic syndrome are past treatment with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, past exposure to tobacco smoke, ionizing radiation, organic chemicals, and heavy metals.[1]

Myelodysplastic syndrome risk factors

Common risk factors for the development of myelodysplastic syndrome include:[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Risk factors of myelodysplastic syndrome. National Cancer Institute (2015). http://www.cancer.gov/types/liver/hp/child-liver-treatment-pdq#link/_570_toc. Accessed on December 7, 2015

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