Anonymous
Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsCancer · 7 years ago

MDS in young adults? Does it almost always progress to Leukemia?

What is MDS RARS and is it a sign of bone marrow failure?

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  • 7 years ago
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    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).

  • Butch
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    7 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.

    http://doctors.dana-farber.org/directory/profile.a...

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