MAKING MS TREATMENT DECISIONS

Find ways to partner with your healthcare team and learn from a leading neurologist about MS treatment considerations.

Transcript

Channing: For someone who’s diagnosed with MS, it’s really important to talk with your healthcare provider and really understand the disease and your treatment options. 

Considering the potential benefits and safety risks of MS treatment, but don’t know where to begin?

Join us for a conversation series about making MS treatment decisions with Channing and Dr. Timothy West

Channing: Hi, Dr. West. Thanks so much for speaking with me today.

Dr. West: Hello, Channing. I’m excited to talk to you about some of the questions you might have and that other people might have. 

Listen to real discussions and learn more about:

  • The importance of treating MS
  • Creating a treatment plan
  • Understanding MS treatment risks
  • Monitoring treatment side effects and safety risk considerations

Everyone’s experience with multiple sclerosis (MS) is different. Your healthcare provider should always be your primary source of information. The people in this video are paid spokespeople for Biogen.

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When choosing a multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment, you may feel overwhelmed and have a lot of questions. Channing felt the same way when she was diagnosed with MS over 10 years ago. Watch as she talks with Dr. West, a leading neurologist and MS specialist. They discuss some of the questions she and others have had about living with MS.

Everyone’s experience with MS is different. Your healthcare provider should always be your primary source of information.

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