What Are the Key Statistics About Myelodysplastic Syndromes?

In the United States, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) occur at a rate of 4.8 cases for every 100,000 people. That works out to about 13,000 new cases of MDS each year. The number of new cases diagnosed each year seems to be increasing as the average age of the population increases.

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