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A1: What causes MDS? Learn more:

About 1 out of 10 people with MDS developed it due to treatments they had for other cancers. This is called treatment-related MDS (t-MDS). This form of MDS can be severe and harder to treat than de novo MDS. You may also hear doctors call this: Therapy-related MDS Secondary MDS On average, treatment-related MDS happens 5 to 7 years following treatment for other cancers. Overall, the chance of developing MDS as a result of another cancer treatment is very low. Less than 1 in 100 people treated for other cancers develop MDS. The risk increases for patients who have had multiple rounds of chemotherapy and radiation therapy or have had a bone marrow transplant . Cancer patients at higher risk for developing MDS may include: Women treated for breast cancer People treated for other blood or bone marrow disorders such as lymphoma, multiple myeloma, or chronic lymphocytic leukemia...

Full article: http://www.aamds.org/diseases/mds/causes

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