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I have stage 3 COPD and have heard Stem Cell treatments work for this. Has anyone tried this and what were the results. The Lung institute said they have 86% improvement rate with treatment, but it costs $12,000 for the treatment

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I'm not aware of any medical facility that does stem cell. To my knowledge it is still being researched and not approved. The places that are doing it have not had proven results for any length of time and are true "for profit" center's.

The lung institute just wants your money.They're a bunch of crooks. The research is ongoing but it isn't there yet.

Hi all,
One of Mayo Clinic's focus areas of Regenerative Medicine (stem cell research) is in Lung Regeneration. Learn more here: http://www.mayo.edu/research/centers-programs/center-regenerative-medicine/focus-areas/lung-regeneration

It can be really difficult to tell which stem cell therapies and regenerative medicine practices are effective and which institutions are offering evidence-based proven therapies. In fact, recently the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a stern warning against unproven stem cell therapies. The FDA issued these two press statements: https://www.fda.gov/newsevents/newsroom/pressannouncements/ucm573427.htm and https://www.fda.gov/newsevents/newsroom/pressannouncements/ucm573431.htm.

@oldman1946, I agree with @kpeace. It's important to do your research to ensure that the promised therapy is evidence-based and not just a money grab.

I do not have any evidence of improvement. Would I be in poorer shape without the procedure? I don't know. After I see the doc later this month maybe I'll have an idea if there has been improvement or not. I do get short of breath without much activity so from that standpoint I don't see much relief. I am approaching my 80th birthday so I guess I should expect to see some difference in my endurance as compared to a few years ago. I am happy to be active and able to care for the yard and work everyday at our greenhouse business. PTL

To All in this discussion group regarding stem cell treatment for COPD. Here is an article from Mayo's website on this topic. If you look at the entire article, you can get more information about clinical trials.
https://www.mayo.edu/research/clinical-trials/cls-20467297

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