Actress Selma Blair has announced that she is in remission from multiple sclerosis (MS). She was diagnosed back in 2018 after being in pain and experiencing severe levels of inflammation.
The American who starred in movies like ‘Cruel Intentions’ and ‘Legally Blonde’, made this announcement while promoting a documentary that follows her three-year-long journey fighting MS.
The documentary called ‘Introducing Selma Blair’ shows the actress as she adjusts to living with the incurable disease while fighting it.
The BBC reports that the star told reporters her condition had improved as a result of stem cell transplant and chemotherapy.
“My prognosis is great. I’m in remission. Stem cell put me in remission.”
According to the Mayo Clinic, stem cell therapy, also known as regenerative medicine, promotes the repair response of diseased, dysfunctional or injured tissue using stem cells or their derivatives. It is the next chapter in organ transplantation and uses cells instead of donor organs, which are limited in supply.
“It took about a year after stem cell for the inflammation and lesions to really go down. I have really felt unwell and misunderstood so long that it’s just, me.”
Watch the discovery + preview of Introducing Selma Blair below.
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