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What kinds of immunotherapy side effects should you tell your doctor about?

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Let your doctor know if you have a cough, pain, or trouble breathing. Also let him know about any other symptoms that concern you.

SOURCES:

LUNGevity: “Immunotherapy.”

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

GRACE: “5 Key Points on Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors for Lung Cancer: Game Changer or Just Leveling Up?’

Dana Farber Cancer Institute: “Immunotherapy and Lung Cancer: Exploring the Latest Research.”

National Cancer Institute: “End-of-Life Care for People Who Have Cancer,” “Immunotherapy.”

Jack Jacoub, MD, medical oncologist and director of thoracic oncology, MemorialCare Cancer Institute, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Fountain Valley, CA.

UpToDate: “Toxicities associated with checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy.”

Journal of the National Cancer Institute: “When Progressive Disease Does Not Mean Treatment Failure: Reconsidering the Criteria for Progression.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on May 20, 2018

SOURCES:

LUNGevity: “Immunotherapy.”

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

GRACE: “5 Key Points on Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors for Lung Cancer: Game Changer or Just Leveling Up?’

Dana Farber Cancer Institute: “Immunotherapy and Lung Cancer: Exploring the Latest Research.”

National Cancer Institute: “End-of-Life Care for People Who Have Cancer,” “Immunotherapy.”

Jack Jacoub, MD, medical oncologist and director of thoracic oncology, MemorialCare Cancer Institute, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Fountain Valley, CA.

UpToDate: “Toxicities associated with checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy.”

Journal of the National Cancer Institute: “When Progressive Disease Does Not Mean Treatment Failure: Reconsidering the Criteria for Progression.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on May 20, 2018

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