Tell Patients to Avoid Unsafe Stem Cells
You'll hear stem cells touted as a "cure-all" or "miracle" treatment...for everything from aging to knee pain to diabetes.
We know these living cells can renew and regenerate...developing into the same or a different type of cell. The theory is that they can repair damaged tissues and "kick-start" healthy cell growth.
So far, there's only evidence for stem cells to treat some cancers (leukemia, etc)...or serious hematologic disorders (aplastic anemia, etc).