Immune Dysfunction and Minimal Residual Disease

Immune Dysfunction and Minimal Residual Disease

Have you ever heard the phrase minimal residual disease? It’s a term doctors use to describe a small number of myeloma cells in the body, even when a patient is in remission.

In this video, renowned multiple myeloma expert Dr. Paul Richardson talks about minimal residual disease. He also explains how a weakened immune system can help multiple myeloma thrive. The good news is that many treatments and tests are available to help. New treatments and more sensitive tests are being continuously developed. They may help some patients live longer.

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Try to learn as much as you can about multiple myeloma. It will help you work with your doctor to make important decisions about your care.