Re: Chemo as Treatment
I've heard of using chemo before so I did a Yahoo search "chemotherapy MS treatment" this is a snipet of what was on the first site...
"The rationale for the use of chemotherapy to treat MS stems from the fact that MS is considered to be an autoimmune disease. An abnormal, heightened immune action of certain white blood cells mounts an attack on the myelin of the central nervous system. Destruction of myelin—the fatty sheath that surrounds and insulates nerves—causes nerve impulses to be slowed or halted and produces the symptoms of MS. Since administering chemotherapeutic agents diminishes the numbers of white blood cells, it should theoretically slow down or halt this autoimmune destruction."
The site goes on to tell of the reactions/precautions and such. Interesting.