Module 2. Diagnosis of MDS

What is involved in screening for MDS?

MDS experts, Dr Alan List and Dr David Sallman, discuss that there is currently no standardized screening test for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Patients who have persistent low blood counts (cytopenias) might be referred to a hematologist to test for MDS. Patients who are at risk should be followed closely for any unusual changes or progression.

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Animation - Diagnosis of MDS
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