NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,371 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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A type of cancer in which the bone marrow does not make enough healthy blood cells (white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets) and there are abnormal cells in the blood and/or bone marrow. When there are fewer healthy blood cells, infection, anemia, or bleeding may occur. Sometimes, MDS becomes acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Also called myelodysplastic syndrome.