A rare disorder caused by loss of part of the long arm (Q arm) of human chromosome 5. This syndrome affects myeloid (bone marrow) cells, causing treatment-resistant anemia, and myelodysplastic syndromes that may lead to acute myelogenous leukemia. Also called 5Q minus syndrome.
Source: NCI Cancer Glossary1
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5q- syndrome: See 5q minus syndrome
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- 5q minus syndrome: 5q minus (5q-) syndrome is a type of bone marrow disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). MDS comprises a group of conditions in which immature blood cells fail to develop normally3
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- Anemia: Anemia is the disease of low red blood cells which reduces the amount of oxygen pumped around the body. Symptoms include tiredness, pallor (paleness), lethargy, fatigue, shortness of breath (esp
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- Myelodysplastic syndromes: Aplastic anemia and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are rare and serious disorders that affect the bone marrow and blood.
In MDS, a shortage of bone marrow stem cells usually does not4
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- Source: NCI Cancer Glossary, National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH
- Source: Genetics Home Reference (GHR), National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH
- Source: GHR (NLM/NIH): ghr.nlm.nih.gov/ condition/ 5q-minus-syndrome
- Source: NIDDK (NIH): niddk.nih.gov/ health-information/ health-topics/ blood-diseases/ aplastic-anemia-myelodysplastic-syndromes/ Pages/ fact-sheet.aspx
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