Your immune system is designed to protect your body from invaders and infections. Unfortunately, cancer cells grow quicker than the antibodies that target them and have ways to avoid detection by your immune system. Immunotherapy is an exciting new field of cancer treatments that enhance your immune system and equip it to fight back against cancer.
What is Immunotherapy?
Cancer immunotherapy is a type of treatment that harnesses the power of the immune system to fight cancer. It works by boosting the body’s natural defenses to recognize and destroy cancer cells. As immuno-oncology unfolds, Cochise Oncology is devoted to offering patients the best treatments with immunotherapy, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.
The immune system is able to distinguish between normal, healthy cells and abnormal or cancerous cells, and it can target and eliminate these harmful cells. However, cancer cells often grow too quickly for the immune system to keep up with. Immunotherapy strengthens your immune system so it can fight cancer more effectively and has a response rate of 20-50%.