Chemotherapy and radiation treatments have been the mainstays of cancer treatment for many years. Immunotherapy is a game-changing treatment that uses your immune system to target cancer. There are many forms of immunotherapy that work in different ways. In general, seeing benefits from these treatments takes some time.
What is Immunotherapy?
Your immune system has natural cancer-fighting tools. Immunotherapy modifies these immune system tools to attack cancer cells. These treatments work in many ways, often by helping your immune system recognize and kill cancer cells. Immunotherapy may be used alone or combined with other treatments, such as radiation or chemotherapy.