Posted 9/4/2012 1:33 PM (GMT -7)
Turnpike...if you aren't on any other immunosuppressant, ie 6MP or Imuran along with the biologic, I think you will be pretty safe. My GI doctor took me off the 6MP two weeks prior to starting Remicade. I realize there are others in here on both medications, but in my GI's opinion it was too risky...worse for young men for some reason or other...I'm an old lady and he still didn't want me on both! I was thinking 1 in 15,000 aren't bad odds. I know several people who had or have lymphoma and not a one took a biologic. Owens Corningware had a factory close to my hometown and my neighbor (who suffered from Lymphoma but was cured) remembers the factory blowing dark smoke through their smokestacks in the evening time. There were seven people in my neighborhood, some passed, who had Lymphoma...gotta have something to do with that Owens factory!!! Thank God they closed several years ago.