Like I have read on posts here before, you need to do your own research on drugs taken, therapy performed, etc., and not rely on the medical professionals to tell you everything. They deal with this stuff so much that they forget to tell everybody everything about everything. Example: My cousin, in his 40's, had a bad lung problem and was hospitalized and given large doses of steroids. This was a matter of life-and-death therapy for him. He did not have any choice. However, as a result of the large doses of steroids he had to take in the hospital and on a continuing basis following his dismissal, his hip bones started to degenerate and he ended up with two total hip replacements. His knees are now degenerating and will possibly have to have them replaced with artificial joints. He is walking with a cane (and sometimes two canes) and can only stand up for short periods of time. He was a mail carrier for the US Post Office, so, of course, he is now disabled and unable to work. This is very depressing for a family man in his 40's. Disability doesn't pay that well--not to raise a family, take care of your home, etc. He had no choice of his treatment. But if you do, it would be wise to investigate/research on your own, and weigh the "risks vs. benefits" of all your treatment regiments.