Multiple Sclerosis Prognosis

When it comes to the prognosis for Multiple Sclerosis Prognosis (MS), there’s both good news and bad news. Let’s start with the bad news: there is currently no cure for MS. However, there is good news about life expectancy. According to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MSF), MS is not a fatal disease. In fact, MS patients have essentially the same life expectancy as the general population.

A Closer Look at Prognosis

Looking strictly at life expectancy, the Multiple Sclerosis Prognosis for people with MS is encouraging. The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) reports that the majority of MS patients will experience a normal (or almost normal) life span. People with MS tend to die from many of the same conditions that people without MS die from, including cancer and heart disease.

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