21. Ten (or So) Things to Do Before You Consider Stem Cell Treatment

  1. Lawrence S.B. Goldstein PhD and
  2. Meg Schneider

Published Online: 10 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118269244.ch21

Stem Cells for Dummies®

Stem Cells for Dummies®

How to Cite

Goldstein, L. S.B. and Schneider, M. (2010) Ten (or So) Things to Do Before You Consider Stem Cell Treatment, in Stem Cells for Dummies®, Wiley Publishing, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118269244.ch21

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 18 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470259283

Online ISBN: 9781118269244



  • medical therapies;
  • stem cell treatment;
  • bone marrow transplants;
  • governmental regulation;
  • blood cells


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Look for Independent Oversight and Regulation of the Clinic

  • Understand Your Disease and Why the Treatment Might Work

  • Find Out How the Treatment Was Developed

  • Know What You're Getting with Experimental Treatments

  • Ask About Risks and Side Effects

  • Look for Valid Confirmation

  • Beware of Patient Testimonials

  • Watch Out for Hidden Costs

  • Get a Second (and Third) Reputable, Expert Opinion

  • Make Sure That Your Consent Really is Informed

  • Know How to Spot Scams and Charlatans