Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a group of cancers in which immature blood cells in the bone marrow—the spongy material inside the bones where blood cells are made—do not mature or become healthy blood cells.

People with MDS often do not exhibit any symptoms; however, patients should seek medical attention if they experience fatigue, shortness of breath, unusual paleness, easy or unusual bruising, pinpoint-sized red spots just beneath the skin, or frequent infections as these may be signs of MDS.

The specialists in the GW Cancer Center’s Malignant Hematology Program are highly trained to diagnose and treat all forms of myelodysplastic syndromes.