About myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)

By Margo White In Health

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18th January, 2013
It is one of the least recognised cancers that can afflict us, possibly because of its troublesome name – myelodysplasia, or myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), which literally translates as “marrow-odd-growth”. “One of my patients referred to it as ‘wheelbarrow syndrome’, because he couldn’t remember or pronounce it,” says Ian Morison, head of the Department of Pathology at the University of Otago’s Dunedin School of Medicine. Morison, with colleague Euan Rodger, recently published the first paper on the epidemiology of MDS in Australia and New Zealand in the Internal ...

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