1. Will stem cell therapy improve my condition?
Therapy with adult stem cells does not guarantee a cure for any type of disease. However, many treated patients state unequivocally that this treatment has significantly improved their quality of life. For example, adult stem cell therapy will not eliminate the genetic presence of a neurodegenerative disease, but can reverse the symptoms faced by a patient, thus improving their quality of life and potentially improve their health in the long term. It is important to note that many doctors, patients and scientists generally believe that the
sooner a patient receives a treatment, the better the impact on quality of life.
2. Why is there so much disagreement about the effectiveness of stem cells?
While stem cells from the umbilical cord have been used for multiple medical conditions for twenty years, many people still consider these therapies as something “new and experimental”, but many cases of patients have been identified for whom treatment with stem cells have been very effective.
3. What kind of patient may not be accepted for treatment?
Our scientific medical committee will decide if a patient can or not, receive the treatment. We will not offer therapy if we believe that there is potential danger however insignificant, or if it’s considered that this treatment won’t provide any benefit. Other exclusion criteria are patients with cancer or at high risk of cancer. At the same time, we not administer stem cell treatments to pregnant women.
4. Can treatment with mesenchymal stem cells cause cancer?
No. Adult stem cells have a very low probability of producing cancer in patients without this background. In fact, scientists are now discovering ways to use the killer cells from the umbilical cord and adult stem cells, to attack tumors and treat patients with cancer. This situation would be presented only by making use of cells pluripotent (embryonic or rescheduled), which are not part of the treatment at BioXcellerator.
5. Why can I receive treatment at BioXcellerator?
BioXcellerator is a pioneer in the treatment with stem cells in Medellin. Medical staff working at the clinic are highly experienced extracting stem cells and supervising the treatment of patients.