HSCT Is a Controversial MS Therapy. Would You Have It? I’ve Decided!

There is little doubt that HSCT is controversial as a treatment, and some even say a cure, for multiple sclerosis. Some talk of great benefits; others feel the risks involved are too high. Then again, if you look at the side effects listed for the various disease modifying therapies (DMTs), they can be frightening, with death … Continue reading HSCT Is a Controversial MS Therapy. Would You Have It? I’ve Decided!

HSCT Plus Three Months: One Patient’s Journey Toward Recovery from MS

On April 28, this blog carried a post titled HSCT for MS from Russia with Love – Julia’s tale. It was the story of Julia Summers and her trip to Moscow to have HSCT treatment. The following is a continuation of her story; how she is getting on three months after receiving the stem cell transplant. … Continue reading HSCT Plus Three Months: One Patient’s Journey Toward Recovery from MS

HSCT: Denis Fedorenko, a Family Man Who ‘Instills Confidence’

This article, written by me, first appeared on Multiple Sclerosis News Today website. For a man who is at the forefront of HSCT treatments given to patients with both relapsing and progressive types of multiple sclerosis, Dr Denis Fedorenko is a modest and quietly spoken family man. At the AA Maximov Center in Moscow, Dr … Continue reading HSCT: Denis Fedorenko, a Family Man Who ‘Instills Confidence’

HSCT for MS from the Inside: A Patient’s View

 This article, written by me, first appeared in Multiple Sclerosis News Today on July 12. Anyone considering HSCT (hematopoietic stem cell transplant) for MS might like to know what they can expect. But let’s remember that, while such transplants for MS patients are available in clinics worldwide — from Mexico to the Philippines and Singapore, and … Continue reading HSCT for MS from the Inside: A Patient’s View