|Top Five Facts About MDS|
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.
are estimated to live with MDS in the U.S., with an estimated 87,000 new cases each year worldwide.
|75% of MDS patients are 60+ years of age, and the disease also can affect children and young adults.|
|1 out of 3 MDS patients (or 30%)
progress to acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
|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.