Friday, October 10, 2008

The stats haven't changed...

A friend of mine sent me an article on Scleroderma and Stem Cells. It is on the MSNBC at Though the article is primarily about nuking the immune system and letting it regenerate itself, it has the same old stats in it.

So I replied back to my friend with

300k with the disease. 1/3rd with systemic (like me). 50% die in 5 years. Any other good news you want to tell me?
She replied back all upset that she sent me it and she didn't notice that when she skimmed through the article. I told her I was just busting her chops and that those statsare something I was aware of within hours of being told I had scleroderma.

Wonder if there's any new stats around? I think they are from 2000 because I recall seeing those exact stats associated with a 2000 study. Lets all hope we're in the good 50%!