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How do doctors use immunotherapy?

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Depending on the type of cancer you have, you might get immunotherapy:

  • With or after another treatment, like surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy
  • By itself as a first treatment
  • As part of a clinical trial if other treatments haven't worked and your cancer has spread

From: Is Immunotherapy Right for You? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Cancer Vaccines," "Immune checkpoint inhibitors to treat cancer," "Monoclonal antibodies to treat cancer," "Non-specific cancer immunotherapies and adjuvants," "What is cancer immunotherapy?"

Cancer Research Institute: “The Answer to Cancer: Benefits of Cancer Immunotherapy,” “What Is Cancer Immunotherapy?: Lung Cancer,” “What Is Cancer Immunotherapy?: Lymphoma,” “What Is Cancer Immunotherapy?: Melanoma."

National Cancer Institute: "Atezolizumab," "Bevacizumab," "Immunotherapy," "Ipilimumab," "Nivolumab," "Pembrolizumab."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Immunotherapy."

Cleveland Clinic: "Immunotherapy."

Cancer Immunity : “Monoclonal antibodies in cancer therapy.”

Cancer Care: "What is Immunotherapy?"

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on January 23, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Cancer Vaccines," "Immune checkpoint inhibitors to treat cancer," "Monoclonal antibodies to treat cancer," "Non-specific cancer immunotherapies and adjuvants," "What is cancer immunotherapy?"

Cancer Research Institute: “The Answer to Cancer: Benefits of Cancer Immunotherapy,” “What Is Cancer Immunotherapy?: Lung Cancer,” “What Is Cancer Immunotherapy?: Lymphoma,” “What Is Cancer Immunotherapy?: Melanoma."

National Cancer Institute: "Atezolizumab," "Bevacizumab," "Immunotherapy," "Ipilimumab," "Nivolumab," "Pembrolizumab."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Immunotherapy."

Cleveland Clinic: "Immunotherapy."

Cancer Immunity : “Monoclonal antibodies in cancer therapy.”

Cancer Care: "What is Immunotherapy?"

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on January 23, 2019

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