Rheumatoid Arthritis

Myths and Misperceptions about Biologics


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


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, She is also one of HealthCentral's Live Bold, Live Now heroes — watch her incredible journey of living with RA.