VIDEO: Immune Dysfunction and Minimal Residual Disease

In this video, Dr. Paul Richardson explains how a weakened immune system can help multiple myeloma thrive. He’ll also talk about how myeloma cells may still be present in the body even when a patient is in complete remission. This is known as MRD, or minimal residual disease. Fortunately, many treatments and tests are available to help meet the challenges this disease presents, and new treatments and more sensitive tests are being developed that may help some patients live longer. Your understanding of multiple myeloma will help empower you to be more involved in decisions with your healthcare team.

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