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Where and when will you get immunotherapy treatment for lung cancer?

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You’ll get lung cancer immunotherapy at your doctor’s office, a medical center, or a hospital. You’ll get the drug through an IV, usually in your arm.

Each treatment takes about 30 to 90 minutes. Depending on the medicine, you’ll get a dose every 2 to 3 weeks. The process will probably last a few months.

Your doctor will give you details about the location, dates, and length of your immunotherapy treatment plan.

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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