Conditions and Treatments - Myelodysplastic Syndrome – Kirby S

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I consider my MDS, myelodysplastic syndrome, to be in a controlled condition. It's not usually referred to as going into remission. MDS, if it gets worse, the blasts, or bad cells in the bone marrow, are used to determine if it's called AML or acute myeloid leukemia. In 2009, my blasts went over the 20 percent mark that defines where AML, acute myeloid leukemia, starts, so I am officially in acute myeloid leukemia and I also have MDS. The two are usually defined together in that respect.