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Treating Multiple Myeloma After a Stem Cell Transplant

A stem cell transplant can greatly reduce the number of myeloma cells in your body, but it can’t kill all of them. After a stem cell transplant, there may be over 100 million myeloma cells remaining. These surviving cells are known as residual disease.

Over time, these cells can multiply. The immune system may not see them or be able to control them. You can learn more about residual disease here >

Treatment is available

After you have a stem cell transplant, it’s important to talk with your doctor about what additional treatment options may be best for you. Your doctor may be able to prescribe treatment to help extend the response from a stem cell transplant.

Together, you and your doctor will decide what’s best for you.

Related information

Stem Cell Transplant Overview

An introduction to stem cell transplant and how it’s used in the treatment of multiple myeloma.

What Is Multiple Myeloma and How Can It Be Managed?

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