In my personal opinion, one of the most “controversial” treatments of arthritis is using biologics.
I am on Enbrel, a biologic. From talking to people within the arthritis community, it seems that many are worried about going on these types of drugs because of serious side affects. Biologics have been linked to an increase risk of cancer, MS and other diseases.
The article is from the Arthritis Research UK and it talks about a study that was done in relation to biologics and cancer. The study seemed to conclude that there is not an increase risk of cancer for RA patients who were on biologics. The article does remind the reader that biologics and their side affects are still being studied.