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Myelodysplastic syndromes

What are myelodysplastic syndromes? Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a group of diseases where new blood cells produced in the bone marrow are abnormal and do not function properly. MDS increases the risk of developing acute myeloid leukemia, a type of blood cancer. What cells are normally found in the blood? Normal blood is made up …
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Plasma cell neoplasm

What is a plasma cell neoplasm? A plasma cell neoplasm is a type of cancer that starts from specialized immune cells called plasma cells. Normal plasma cells make different types of proteins called immunoglobulins (antibodies) that help protect the body from micro-organisms such as viruses. In contrast, all of the plasma cells in a plasma …
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