If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, you may have already heard of immunotherapy. This site is a place for you to learn more about this promising and scientifically advanced cancer therapy.
One of the things that makes cancer immunotherapy unique is that it uses the power of the body’s own immune system to treat cancer.
Cancer Immunotherapy works in two ways:
your immune system to help eliminate cancer cells
the immune response by providing your body with additional components
The benefits of cancer immunotherapy
Because of the way cancer immunotherapy partners with the immune system, and its unique characteristics, it can offer a number of important advantages, such as:
Power to target cancer in a specific way
Ability to work on many types of cancer—even some that do not respond to chemotherapy or radiation
Potential for reduced side effects commonly associated with traditional chemotherapy (eg, nausea, vomiting, hair loss)
Possibility for long-term remissions