It is hoped stem cells, and the cells they make, may eventually provide new treatments to help repair or replace damaged and diseased cells in the body.
Where doctors offer to treat patients without first properly evaluating the proposed treatment and risks, effectively circumventing the clinical trial process
Travelling within Australia or overseas to obtain an unproven stem cell treatment.
Assessment of proposed stem cell treatments through clinical trials is used to determine the treatment's safety and effectiveness, with the results published and transparency and further education.
Yes, complications and even deaths have been reported from unproven stem cell treatments.
Before you make a decision be sure to take the information you gather back to your treating doctors for independent advice onn what is most suitable for you.
Just because a treatment is being offered in Australia does not make it a proven, safe and effective therapy.
The information contained in this brochure is to be used to assist you in your search for more information to then take and discuss with your treating doctors