Russian Physician’s Guide to HSCT in Moscow

There’s good news for anyone with multiple sclerosis who is considering undergoing HSCT, especially if that involves being treated in Russia. And that’s because Denis Fedorenko, MD, who is in charge of the stem cell transplant program for MS patients, has put together a comprehensive guide to the whole procedure at the A.A. Maximov Department … Continue reading Russian Physician’s Guide to HSCT in Moscow

In Moscow for HSCT: Part 3 of Phoebe’s Story

Two weeks ago, I introduced you to Phoebe Scopes, the British woman who was the first international multiple sclerosis patient to receive hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in Moscow. Today, in part 3, Phoebe takes us with her to the A.A. Maximov Department of Hematology and Cellular Therapy, at the National Pirogov Medical Surgical Center … Continue reading In Moscow for HSCT: Part 3 of Phoebe’s Story

Heeding Advice About Vitamin D Supplement Results in Improvements

 So, I’m four weeks on from starting to take vitamin D supplement. How’s it going? To be honest, I did not expect much. How could a vitamin make any difference to the multiple sclerosis symptoms that are so much part of my life? What affect could vitamin D have? I would not have started taking the … Continue reading Heeding Advice About Vitamin D Supplement Results in Improvements

Gwen Higgs, HSCT for MS advocate, ‘This is Your Life’ (part two)

Gwen Higgs underwent HSCT in Moscow in 2014. Today, she is a committed advocate for the use of stem cell therapy to treat all types of multiple sclerosis. She is a voluntary admin on many HSCT Facebook groups and is always ready with words of encouragement and reassurance. This is part two of Gwen’s story, … Continue reading Gwen Higgs, HSCT for MS advocate, ‘This is Your Life’ (part two)