For many years, doctors relied on chemotherapy and radiation to treat cancer. Advances in technology have led to the development of immunotherapy. This treatment, which uses your immune system to target cancer cells, has become a valuable tool against many types of cancer.
What is Immunotherapy?
Your Cochise Oncology team may utilize immunotherapy as part of your treatment plan. Immunotherapy is a class of treatments that harness your own immune system and direct it against cancer cells. Immunotherapy can be administered as pills, IVs, or by other methods. While immunotherapy does have side effects, they may be less severe than the side effects of chemotherapy.