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Myths and Misperceptions about Biologics

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Many misperceptions about Biologics


Biologics are poison


Biologics are scary


Biologics give you cancer


Someone had a bad reaction, so I don’t want to take Biologics


The side effects are worse than the disease


My body has too many other issues to risk Biologics


Biologics will make me gain weight


Biologics quickly stop working


Biologics are too expensive for most people


They sound like GMOs


Doctors are pushing Biologics


Educate yourself


Lene  Andersen, MSW

Lene Andersen, MSW

@TheSeatedView

Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer living in Toronto. Lene (pronounced Lena) has lived with rheumatoid arthritis since she was four years old and uses her experience to help others with chronic illness. She has written several books, including Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain, and 7 Facets: A Meditation on Pain, as well as the award-winning blog, The Seated View.

Lene serves on HealthCentral's Health Advocates Advisory Board, and is a Social Ambassador for the RAHealthCentral on Facebook page, facebook.com/rahealthcentral. She is also one of HealthCentral's Live Bold, Live Now heroes — watch her incredible journey of living with RA.