Facts and Myths About MS

The brains of patients with MS shrink at a rate of 0.5% to 1.0% per year
An estimated 2.3 million worldwide have MS
Most people experience their first MS symptoms between the ages of 20 and 40
The cause of MS is unknown, but many factors are thought to contribute
Genetic factors are thought to play a significant factor in determining who develops MS
60-80% of people with MS are estimated to unemployed within 15 years of diagnosis
 

The Evolution of MS

Since the 1960s, astounding progress has been made in understanding and treating MS. Check out the decades below to learn more about key developments and see how far we’ve come.

 
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