Immunotherapy is a type of treatment that attempts to get the body’s immune system to fight cancer using its immune system. Drugs stimulate your white blood cells and tissues in your bone marrow, organs, and lymph to work harder to identify, fight, and kill cancer cells. Interestingly, immunotherapy can also treat other diseases besides cancer through similar mechanisms.
Today, there are various cancer immunotherapy drugs available on the market, with many more in clinical trials. Cochise Oncology consults with you on the right combination of medications for your situation to facilitate optimal outcomes.
Researchers are interested in immunotherapy because it appears to offer many benefits that traditional therapies do not. Unlike radiation, it doesn’t involve exposing the body to ionizing energy. And contrary to chemotherapy, it does not rely on drugs that are toxic to non-cancerous cells.
With cancer immunotherapy, you are also more likely that you will go into long-term remission. The body’s immune system often remembers defeated cancer cells and knows how to destroy them if they ever happen to appear again.
At Cochise Oncology, we consult with you on when you should consider immunotherapy. Depending on the type of cancer you have, you can use it as a standalone treatment or in conjunction with standard chemo and radiation therapies. The range of cancers that immunotherapy treats is considerable and includes cancers of the head, neck, skin, prostate, kidney, bladder, breast, and cervix.
Here are some of the benefits of immunotherapy:
*Individual Results May Vary
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