The risk would likely still be there, especially the risk for malignancies., and that's just compared to TNF inhibitors, which themselves already have a higher risk of malignancies compared to placebo.
With that said, I think it may be necessary for many to go on these drugs. I myself am finally about to take the, admittedly scary, step towards biologics as diet and mesalamine has failed to put me in remission.
Well, that's not what leading GIs have had to say about
Xeljanz. I could find and post a bunch of links for you but I really don't feel like taking the time in this toxic thread. The added warning is about
heart issues, like the blood clot thing, not cancer. People post here like they are experts without even reading a basic article or news release about
the very topic we are discussing.
CCinPA is exactly right. And I've NEVER been "blase" about
taking any biologic, least of all Xeljanz. In fact, I was so terrified of Xeljanz that I actually considered not even trying it at all and jumping right to surgery! Posters like van jordan who make things up and fear monger don't help those of us with anxiety.