Stem Cell Tourism Risks, Precautions, and Warning Signs

A growing number of Canadians are leaving their country for stem cell treatments abroad that are expensive, unproven—and may even be risky, public health experts warn in an article published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Unproven — and potentially unsafe — stem cell treatments are being performed in Mexico, Panama, China, the Ukraine, India and Thailand, and actively marketed via the Internet to Canadians, warns Dr. Dominique McMahon, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

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