Immunotherapy Side Effects
Immunotherapy, like other cancer treatments, comes with side effects. However, these tend to be relatively mild and short-lived.
Typically, side effects occur as a result of the immune system becoming more active, similar to having a fever when fighting the flu.
Patients can sometimes feel physically weak, have shortness of breath, or confusion. Other common side effects include headaches, diarrhea, chest pains, muscle spasms, loss of appetite, and skin rashes. Whether you experience these side effects depends on your biochemistry, immune response, and genetics.
Should You Consider Immunotherapy?
Immunotherapy is one of the most exciting new developments in oncology. It offers a suite of tools that get the body to fight cancer itself, potentially eliminating the need for other forms of treatment, such as radiation and chemotherapy.
If you have been diagnosed with cancer, you might want to consider exploring your immunotherapy options with Cochise Oncology. We show you which treatments are available and how they could benefit you, if successful.
Whether immunotherapy is suitable for you will depend on the type of cancer you have and your treatment preferences.