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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] Amandeep Singh M.D.[3]

Overview

Surgery is not the first-line treatment option for patients with myelodysplastic syndrome. Stem cell transplantation is usually reserved for patients who are either young or those with high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome.

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Stem Cell Transplantation

  • A stem cell transplant may be a treatment option for:[1]
    • Younger patients
    • High-risk myelodysplastic syndrome

References

  1. Treatment of myelodysplastic syndrome. National Cancer Institute (2018). http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/leukemia/leukemia/myelodysplastic-syndromes/?region=on. Accessed on December 7, 2018

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