Treatment, Cures and Therapy Types

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Treatment, Cures and Therapy Types


What’s the difference between a Treatment and a Cure?

A treatment improves a condition and improves the patient’s quality of life, while a cure would completely remove the disease from the patient.

All patients do not respond in the same way and to the same extent from MSC therapy.  The amount of benefit a patient receives depends on many things including the quality of the cells being delivered, the method of delivery, the quantity of cells being delivered, the severity of the disease being treated, the length of time the patient has had the disease and the overall health of the patient receiving the treatment.

There are other factors involved also but these are factors of great importance for a successful treatment. Because of these variables you can often find articles where 2 people of about the same age with apparently the same disease will experience greatly different results from MSC therapy. The reader would assume that all things were the same when in fact they were not remotely close to being the same but those details were left out of the article.

What are ‘Experimental’ and ‘Approved’ Treatments?

An approved treatment is one that has a significant amount of controlled tests to support the statement that a treatment works and the data from those tests has been reviewed and approved by a regulatory authority such as the U.S Food & Drug Adminstration (FDA) or the UK Human Tissue Authority (HTA). 

An experimental treatment often involves only a single patient that receives a treatment with little previous documented tests to support that the treatment may be helpful.  It has not been reviewed or approved by a regulatory authority.  An experimental treatment does not mean that it won’t work it just means that it has not been proven to the satisfaction of an approving governmental authority.