NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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- 5q minus syndrome
- listen (... MY-nus SIN-drome)
A rare disorder caused by loss of part of the long arm (q arm) of human chromosome 5. This syndrome affects myeloid (bone marrow) cells, causing treatment-resistant anemia and myelodysplastic syndromes that may lead to acute myelogenous leukemia. Also called 5q- syndrome.