Chronic illnesses affect millions of people worldwide, including both autoimmune and genetic diseases, which deteriorate the body's cellular function and integrity.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) and cancer are two of the most common autoimmune and genetic diseases, respectively. Managing MS requires a structured treatment plan relying heavily on the immune system, but altering it can be counterproductive once cancer comes into the picture.

MS and your immune system

The immune system acts as a protective measure toward potential threats. It fights diseases, facilitates healthy cellular function and keeps the body in homeostasis, giving it stability. Sometimes, this system malfunctions, leading to conditions such as multiple sclerosis and cancer.

"It's possible that the immune system could play a positive role for MS and cancer in terms of immunosurveillance," said Robert