What affects myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative disease prognosis?

Many factors determine the prognosis of myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative disorders. Blasts are blood cells that have not fully matured. The relative amount of these cells in the bone marrow or blood helps to determine the prognosis of chronic myelomonocytic leukemia. The presence of anemia is another prognostic factor. Prognosis of juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia is affected by age and the number of blood platelets. Atypical chronic myeloid leukemia prognosis is determined by the platelets and red blood cells in the peripheral circulation.

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Hematologic/Blood Cancers

Caused when our bone marrow makes too many blood cells, cancers of the blood lead to anemia, frequent infections and excessive bleeding.Common types of blood cancer, also called hematologic cancer, are leukemia, lymphoma and multi...

ple myeloma. These three cancers form when abnormal white blood cells crowd out the healthy ones that are responsible for fighting infections. Other myeloma disorders cause too many red blood cells and excessive platelets to be produced. When this happens, we become more susceptible to abnormal blood clotting or excessive bleeding. Although the exact cause of blood cancers are unknown, your risk increases as you get older and if you are exposed to excessive radiation or certain chemicals. You are also more vulnerable to these diseases if you are a male. See your doctor if you have fever and night sweats, pain in your stomach, or swollen lymph nodes.

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