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The exact cause of MDS is not known, so prevention is difficult to determine. Reducing risk factors may decrease the chance of developing MDS.
Chemo- and radiation therapy used to treat certain types of cancer are associated with MDS. Though cancer treatment is unavoidable, you and your doctor will monitor your progress and assess your risk for secondary MDS development.
Myelodysplastic syndrome. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T114054/Myelodysplastic-syndrome-MDS. Updated January 13, 2017. Accessed June 30, 2017.
Can myelodysplastic syndromes be prevented? American Cancer Society website. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/myelodysplastic-syndrome/causes-risks-prevention/prevention.html. Updated February 10, 2014. Accessed June 30, 2017.
Last reviewed June 2017 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
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