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How long does lung cancer immunotherapy work for?

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These medicines don't work for everyone. But when they do, studies show that immunotherapy drugs may keep fighting lung cancer even after you stop taking them. Sometimes the response can last for years. Always to go all your medical appointments. You'll get blood tests and imaging scans. And tell your doctor how you're doing and about any possible side effects you've noticed.

From: Starting Immunotherapy: What to Expect WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Immunotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer,” What is metastatic cancer?”

Cancer Research Institute: “Lung Cancer.”

LUNGevity: “Immunotherapy.”

American Lung Association: “What You Need to Know About Lung Cancer Immunotherapy.”

LungCancer.Org: “Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment.”

National Cancer Institute: “Immunotherapy.”

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: “Combination Immunotherapy Shows New Promise for Lung Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on December 26, 2016

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Immunotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer,” What is metastatic cancer?”

Cancer Research Institute: “Lung Cancer.”

LUNGevity: “Immunotherapy.”

American Lung Association: “What You Need to Know About Lung Cancer Immunotherapy.”

LungCancer.Org: “Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment.”

National Cancer Institute: “Immunotherapy.”

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: “Combination Immunotherapy Shows New Promise for Lung Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on December 26, 2016

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