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Myelodysplastic syndromes are rare, so it’s important to find a cancer team with expertise in various types of MDS. Spectrum Health’s blood cancer team is the region’s leader in diagnosing and treating myeloid disorders. Our team of board-certified oncologists develops a personalized treatment plan for each patient, focusing not only on freeing the body of illness but also on maintaining quality of life.

Myelodysplastic syndromes often do not cause early symptoms and are found during a routine blood test. Other times, careful study of blood and bone marrow samples is needed to tell MDS apart from other diseases with similar signs and symptoms.

After a diagnosis, genetic testing may be done to predict how likely the MDS is to develop into acute myeloid leukemia or an otherwise life-threatening type of the disease.