Immuno Therapy

What is Immunotherapy?

Immunotherapy, also called biologic therapy, is a type of cancer treatment that boost the bodys natural defenses to fight cancer. It uses substances made by the body or in a laboratory to improve or restore immune system function.

How Immunotherapy work?

  • Stopping or slowing the growth of cancer cells.
  • Stopping cancer from spreading to other parts of the body.
  • Helping the immune system work better at destroying cancer cells.

Types of immunotherapy?

  • Monoclonal antibodies.
  • Non-specific immunotherapies.
  • Oncolytic virus therapy.
  • T-cell therapy
  • Cancer vaccines

How Immunotherapy Works against Cancer?

One reason that cancer cells thrive is because they are able to hide from your immune system. Certain immunotherapies can mark cancer cells so it is easier for the immune system to find and destroy them. Other immunotherapies boost your immune system to work better against cancer.

Side Effects ?

  • Skin reactions at the needle site like Pain,Swelling,Redness,Itchiness,Rash.
  • Flu-like symptoms like Fever,Chills,Weakness,Nausea or vomiting,Fatigue,Headache.
  • Heart palpitations.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Risk of infection.

How Immunotherapy Given?

  • Intravenous (IV)
  • Oral

 

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