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Local woman heads to Mexico

Local woman heads to Mexico | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
NEWMARKET – Karen Olivier is excitedly looking forward to what she calls her “stem cell birthday.” Olivier, 40, is traveling April 23 to Monterrey, Mexico, to undergo a procedure that will “reset” her immune system and stop the inflammation in her body, caused by her relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Diagnosed with MS at the age of 24, Olivier learned about a treatment called hematopoietic stem cell therapy, or HSCT, from a Facebook page. It
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Medical tourism answer for MS patient

Medical tourism answer for MS patient | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

Linda Stewart is one of the unknown number of Canadians using medical tourism to access experimental treatments not offered in Canada. The 57-year-old was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 38 and was using a wheelchair when she saw a news report in 2009 on a controversial MS treatment known as a "liberation procedure," which removes blockages in veins to address a condition known as chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency.

 

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