There are ever more DNA tests to work out whether a patient has MDS, what type and what treatment is suitable, and the outlook or prognosis. Here is an article and a video from the MDS UK Patient Support Group that explains how a myeloid gene panel is helping patients in the UK. One big benefit that the panellists talk about is that this test can generally be done on blood, which means the patient might avoid having a bone marrow biopsy.

Myeloid Gene panels – how are they used in MDS? from MDS UK Patient Support Group on Vimeo.

The Leukaemia Foundation of Australia established National MDS Day on 14th July a few years back and I’ve put together a post on this day over the past few years. The MDS Foundation’s MDS World Awareness Day is now marked on the 25th October, so I’ll be moving my posts to that date in the future. I hope they’re informative!!

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