Learn how Measurable Residual Disease detection guides treatment in blood cancers.

Measuring blood cancer

Before, during and after treatment, there are a variety of tools your doctor can use to measure how much cancer is present. The more sensitive a technique is, the better it is at finding low levels of disease (i.e., smaller numbers of cancer cells). In many cases, there are a small number of cancer cells left in the body after treatment that can only be found using highly sensitive techniques known as minimal residual disease (MRD) testing.

MRD in context

Explore how disease load is measured in different blood cancers and how more sensitive methods are being used to assess deeper responses.

Share your story

Whether you’re a patient or caregiver, your story can help educate and inspire others. How has testing for cancer level affected your journey with blood cancer? Were you surprised? Did your treatment change? Were you confused and overwhelmed until that great member of your care team explained all of the technical terms?

Next steps

Click on the provided links for resources that can help you prepare to talk with your doctor about disease level testing and how it might play a part in your treatment plan.