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What is immunotherapy for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?

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It's a type of treatment that uses your immune system -- the body's defense against germs -- to fight your non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. You'll take drugs that boost your immune system's activity or are man-made versions of your immune system, called monoclonal antibodies. Most of the time, you'll take these medicines through an IV injection.

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment & Management."

American Cancer Society: "How is non-Hodgkin lymphoma treated?" "Chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma," "Radiation therapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma," "Immunotherapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma," "Targeted therapy drugs for non-Hodgkin lymphoma," "High-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant for non-Hodgkin lymphoma."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Chemotherapy and Drug Therapy," "Radiation Therapy."

Lymphoma Association: "Watch and wait for lymphoma."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on April 25, 2018

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment & Management."

American Cancer Society: "How is non-Hodgkin lymphoma treated?" "Chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma," "Radiation therapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma," "Immunotherapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma," "Targeted therapy drugs for non-Hodgkin lymphoma," "High-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant for non-Hodgkin lymphoma."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Chemotherapy and Drug Therapy," "Radiation Therapy."

Lymphoma Association: "Watch and wait for lymphoma."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on April 25, 2018

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