37% of posts captured the decision-making processes surrounding use of biologics.24 These posts commented on IBD therapy options other than biologics, as well as hesitation to initiate, change, and discontinue biologics.
Individuals discussed various medication attributes as they tried to balance the potential benefits and risks. In this case, an individual describes weighing a perceived high risk of developing cancer with the potential for seeking relief from serious IBD symptoms:
Feeling like death again. Has anyone been on [Biologic X] for Crohn's or UC? I'm a little terrified to start a biologic (hey, what's up very increased risk of cancer?), but I seriously cannot be sick like this anymore.