A little bit of research has thrown up stem cell transplant as a solution in SSc cases but information is somewhat fragmented, the risks are great so maybe only advisable in the most serious cases, but leaving it until there are severe internal organ complications can mean individuals are considered to be too sick for the treatment.
Has anyone on the forums had a SCT or researched it and able to write an understandable synopsis on the pros and cons.
What are the likely criteria and could it be considered for milder cases before the serious complications arise?
I'm not sure whether this is available in the UK or whether the NHS would consider funding it, most of the research I have read comes from trials in the USA.
I know this treatment is expensive, but I am in a position to fund it and travel anywhere in the world to get it if it is considered a viable solution. It's more a question of whether one waits until it is too late or considers it early and is then rejected on the grounds of risks exceeding potential benefits.
Any discussion or comment would be gratefully received.