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5 Myths About Multiple Sclerosis Few People Know Of

Everyone’s multiple sclerosis is the same

“You can’t even look at family members who have MS to say that ‘this is how my MS will behave,'”says Carrie Lyn Sammarco, of the Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center at New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City.”MS varies from person to person, and even within the person.”

 

The risk is in your genes

Genes do play a role, but MS is clearly an autoimmune disease. “If you do a detailed family history, there will likely be other cases of MS or autoimmunity in the family, but this is just part of the equation.”

 

Multiple sclerosis is curable

Unfortunately, this is also a myth – multiple sclerosis isn’t curable yet. “The good news is that there are more MS treatments available today than ever before and advances with stem cell transplants and other cutting-edge technologies may one day represent a true cure for MS,” Dr. Sicotte says.

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