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What are the long-term effects of immunotherapy?

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Because immunotherapy for lung cancer is so new, doctors aren’t sure what the long-term effects or complications might be. They can include diabetes and thyroid problems, which would require ongoing medical care.

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 August 21, 2019

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 August 21, 2019

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