Cancer In Depth: Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
- Red blood cells carry oxygen.
- Three types of granulocytes (a type of white blood cell) carry out immune functions.
- Two types of lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) carry out immune functions.
- Macrophages and monocytes help us fight infection.
- Platelets provide a defense against bleeding and bruising.
Who Is Affected?
Causes and Complications
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- Reviewer: Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
- Review Date: 12/2013 -
- Update Date: 01/13/2014 -
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