MDS in young adults? Does it almost always progress to Leukemia?
What is MDS RARS and is it a sign of bone marrow failure?
- gangadharan nairLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
Refractory anemia with ring sideroblasts (RARS) is a type of myelodysplastic syndrome. RARS is characterized by 5% or less myeloblasts in bone marrow. RARS distinguished from Refractory anemia by having 15% erythroid cells with abnormal ringed sideroblasts.
Median survival rate for RARS is equal or more than 5 years.
The goals of therapy are to control symptoms, improve quality of life, improve overall survival, and decrease progression to acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myelodysplastic_syndr... http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/hematolog...
- ButchLv 67 years ago
This guy is supposed to be one of the top doctors in the U.S. for your condition. Richard M. Stone, a professor at Harvard Medical school. All his contact information is in the link below. Get well.