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What are reactions to injections of immunotherapy for lung cancer?

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You may have pain, swelling, soreness, redness, itchiness, or a rash in the area where the medicine went into your vein. This usually goes away on its own. You can take acetaminophen or an over-the-counter antihistamines to ease the discomfort. Just make sure your doctor says it’s OK. Cold compresses and topical corticosteroids can also be a big help.

From: Managing Side Effects of Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: “Appetite Loss,” “Constipation,” “Immunotherapy,” “Nausea and Vomiting,”

Dana Farber Cancer Institute: “What Are the Side Effects of Immunotherapy?”

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

LungCancer.org: “Understanding the Role of Immuno-Oncology in Treating Cancer.”

American Cancer Society: “Caring for the Patient With Cancer at Home: Appetite, poor,” “Caring for the Patient With Cancer at Home: Constipation,” “Caring for the Patient With Cancer at Home: Nausea and Vomiting,” “Shortness of Breath.”

CA: A Journal for Clinicians : “Self-Care Activities for the Person with Nausea and Vomiting.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on December 26, 2016

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: “Appetite Loss,” “Constipation,” “Immunotherapy,” “Nausea and Vomiting,”

Dana Farber Cancer Institute: “What Are the Side Effects of Immunotherapy?”

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

LungCancer.org: “Understanding the Role of Immuno-Oncology in Treating Cancer.”

American Cancer Society: “Caring for the Patient With Cancer at Home: Appetite, poor,” “Caring for the Patient With Cancer at Home: Constipation,” “Caring for the Patient With Cancer at Home: Nausea and Vomiting,” “Shortness of Breath.”

CA: A Journal for Clinicians : “Self-Care Activities for the Person with Nausea and Vomiting.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on December 26, 2016

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