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Friday, December 29, 2017
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Watch and Learn from this MS Expert, Aaron Boster, MD educate you
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
People with multiple sclerosis (MS) have a lower overall lifetime risk of cancer relative to a general population matched by area, age, sex and habits like tobacco use and alcohol consumption, new research reports, suggesting this lesser risk might be due to the nature of MS itself or to disease modifying therapies used by patients.
The study, “Decreased prevalence of cancer in patients with multiple sclerosis: A case-control study,” was published in the journal PLOS ONE.
The immune system is known to play a large role in both MS and cancer, leading some scientists to suggest that a disease like MS would modify the risk of cancer.
Some argue that the highly active immune system seen in MS patients works to improve cancer surveillance and decrease cancer risk. But others point to the disease-modifying treatments used by MS patients, particularly immunosuppressives, as increasing cancer risk in this population.
Studies have shown conflicting results, with some indicating a higher cancer risk and others a lower risk in MS patients.But most of these studies do not take into account lifestyle factors associated with cancer development, including alcohol and tobacco use. READ MORE
Monday, December 25, 2017
What is PML, what causes it, and the risk factors for infection associated with taking Tysabri
December 25, 2017
Dr. B reviews what we have learned from scientific studies as it relates to cann@bis and multiple sclerosis. There is good data that cann@bis does in fact help MS pain and MS spasticity. There is also good data that cann@bis worsens MS cognition. (Importantly people with MS who already have some cognitive impairment appear to be more affected as compared to those who do not already have problems with cognition). This is particularly important given that cognitive impairments and fatigue are the leading causes of loss of work among people with multiple sclerosis.
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