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ow do you know if immunotherapy is an option for treating non-small-cell lung cancer?

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Your doctor may suggest immunotherapy if your non-small-cell lung cancer that has spread to other parts of your body. You may be able to use it first. It’s more likely that she’ll suggest it as a second choice after you’ve already tried other options like chemotherapy.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Cancer vaccines,” “Immunotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer,” “What’s new in non-small cell lung cancer research?”

Cancer Research Institute: “Cancer Immunotherapy: Lung Cancer.”

National Cancer Institute: “Cancer Vaccines,” “Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor,” “Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment.”

Nature Reviews Cancer: “ The blockade of immune checkpoints in cancer immunotherapy.”

Medscape: “Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on August 21, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Cancer vaccines,” “Immunotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer,” “What’s new in non-small cell lung cancer research?”

Cancer Research Institute: “Cancer Immunotherapy: Lung Cancer.”

National Cancer Institute: “Cancer Vaccines,” “Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor,” “Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment.”

Nature Reviews Cancer: “ The blockade of immune checkpoints in cancer immunotherapy.”

Medscape: “Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on August 21, 2019

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