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Is refractory anemia a cancer?
Last Updated: 26th May, 2020
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In respect to this, what is refractory anemia?
Refractory Anaemia (RA) is part of the heterogeneous group of diseases that affects normal blood cell production in the bone marrow and a category of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) . In RA, marrow blood cells fail to mature properly and are unable to work properly.
how is refractory anemia diagnosed? Myelodysplastic syndromes are diagnosed based on certain changes in the blood cells and bone marrow. Refractory anemia: There are too few red blood cells in the blood and the patient has anemia. The number of white blood cells and platelets is normal.
Additionally, is myelodysplastic syndrome a form of cancer?
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are conditions that can occur when the blood-forming cells in the bone marrow become abnormal. This leads to low numbers of one or more types of blood cells. MDS is considered a type of cancer.
How long can you live with myelodysplastic syndrome?
Some people with MDS live for years with little or no treatment. For others, MDS evolves into acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and life expectancy without successful treatment is only one to two years. Some people have no symptoms when they are diagnosed with MDS.