Originally Posted by inmoni5
I have been researching ALL the treatments for ms. I am not happy with all the CRAB and Tysabri drug choices. It seems that they all have the potential to cause cancer as a small percentage rate. However small, I refuse to use any type of drug that could cause something that is worse than what I already have.
Since my diagnoses I have been on a steady decline in my health and stamina and muscle strength.
My main concern regarding the stem cell transplant is the chemotherepy part. That does scare me a bit. Mainly because I know a person gets very sick and I do have 3 young children in school. Which they do bring home illnesses...common cold, strep throat, flu, etc.
I am making contact with the Universities, clinics that do this procedure...hoping that I can be put on a waiting list or something of that sort.
Can anyone give me some advice on the chemotherepy part regarding this treatment?
[COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana]I don't get it. The CRAB drugs have years and years of data on safety and you're keeping away for a small statistical risk of cancer? But then you're willing to travel to a foreign country have your immune system killed off by chemo and then built back up again? [/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana]Surely there’s more risk and a lower chance of it doing anything, compared to say, Copaxone, which has a pretty benign side-effect profile.[/FONT][/COLOR]