For, if the disease has progressed to a level causing irreversible damage, even a stem cell transplant or organ transplant (for the most severely affected patients), may not be an option, to this type of patient.
And, no two scleroderma patients are truly alike with the symptoms, which they present.
As, early medical intervention to stop the disease from progressing through the body is extremely important to prevent long term effects.
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Day 4 Scleroderma Awareness Month 2016.
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~ living the dream, hoping for a cure.
An edited version of this article was published here, in my Column with Scleroderma News.
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