Immunotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that helps your immune system fight cancer. The immune system helps your body fight infections and other diseases. It is made up of white blood cells, organs and tissues of the lymphatic system.
Immunotherapy is a type of biological therapy. Biological therapy is a type of treatment that uses substances made from living organisms to treat cancer.
As part of its normal function, the immune system detects and destroys abnormal cells and prevents or slows the growth of many cancers. For example, immune cells are sometimes found in and around tumors. These cells, called tumor infiltrating lymphocytes or TILs, are a sign that the immune system is responding to the tumor. People whose tumors contain TILs often do better than people whose tumors do not.
While the immune system can prevent or slow the growth of cancer, cancer cells have ways to prevent the immune system from destroying them. For example, cancer cells can:
Immunotherapy helps the immune system to work better against cancer.
Immunotherapy is a class of treatments that draw part of a person's immune system to help them destroy cancer cells. Recent clinical studies are encouraging and show that immunotherapy for lung cancer alone or in combination with conventional treatments can significantly improve patient outcomes.
Immunotherapy for liver cancer may improve the immune system responses to cancer, but may not always be available or viable for patients with a history of hepatitis infection.
Pancreatic cancer is much more resistant to chemotherapy than other types of cancer, leaving patients with fewer options when it comes to treating the disease in its early stages.
Immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer is currently undergoing clinical trials that offer potential new options for patients with this difficult-to-treat cancer.
You may be on immunotherapy for a long time, and side effects may occur at any time during and after treatment. Doctors and nurses cannot know for sure when or if side effects will happen or how serious they will be. So, it is important to know what signs to look for and what to do if you start to have problems.
Some side effects are common with all types of immunotherapy. For example, you may have skin reactions at the needle site, which include:
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The cost of treatment depends on a variety of factors that vary from hospital to hospital. The type of surgery you are going to have and the experience of your surgeon should be taken into consideration.