Top 5 Facts About MDS

5 Facts in MDS published on May 10, 2022
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Top Five Facts About MDS
12-20K 12-20K
new cases of MDS are reported every year in the U.S., with an average of 33-55 people diagnosed in the U.S. every day.
60-170K 60-170K people
are estimated to live with MDS in the U.S., with an estimated 87,000 new cases each year worldwide.
ages 75% of MDS patients are 60+ years of age, and the disease also can affect children and young adults.
1-of-3 1 out of 3 MDS patients (or 30%)
progress to acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
6-years up to 6 years
is the average survival rate for lower-risk patients (who do not receive a bone marrow transplant) and approximately 5 months for high-risk patients.


Last modified: June 8, 2022