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Can stem cells cure diseases?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
May be: Science has not evolved enough to provide a clear cut answer, with examples. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Not allowed to say..: This is an exciting and advancing area of medicine. Doctors are precluded from saying YES due to the present FDA status. We also don't have to say NO. Due to FDA regulations, it is reasonable for your to seek regenerative medicine/stem cell options to SUPPORT health (we can't even really say disease). You can see this difference by searching international web sites with fewer regulations

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What diseases can stem cell therapy cure?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Stem cell therapy: To learn about stem cells see this comprehensive article: http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/basics/Pages/Default.aspx
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Can stem cells cure cancers?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Not yet.: Stem cells are currently used in bone marrow transplants used to treat leukemia. But they may have the potential to treat diseases such as cancer, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injuries, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, and muscle damage. However, more work is needed.
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How do we use stem cells to treat disease?

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Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 26 years experience
Stem cells & disease: Stem cell use is considered experimental and is not fda-approved for the treatment of any disease. That being said, it would be foolish of me to describe any diagnostic code for which stem cells can be used. Although not treating any "disease", my patients enjoy over a 90% satisfaction with their experimental association with stem cells. Many labs around the country are conducting test currently.
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What can stem cell research potentially cure?

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Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Stem Cell Therapy: In summary, stem cells have the potential to cure diseases and treat injury from every medical specialty. Clinical trials have been underway for years for orthopedic, neurologic, auto immune, soft tissue injury, arthritis, ms, fistula, cardiac, and a wide range of others. Regenerative medicine is the next pillar of healthcare!
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A 26-year-old female asked:

What all have stem cells cured already? What are the risks of it?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
To date most: Curative treatments involving stem cells have centered around the blood cancers ie leukemia, lymphoma and other such disorders. The potential risks cannot be broached in 400 characters.

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