How many people get myelodysplastic syndrome?
There are about 12,000 new cases of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) each year in the United States. The number of new cases seems to be going up as the average age of the population has increased.
About 80% to 90% of all patients with MDS are older than 60 years. It is rare in young adults.
Last Medical Review: 11/12/2012
Last Revised: 11/12/2012