Can I have immunotherapy?

Can I have immunotherapy?

【YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED】Breast Cancer Care’s experts answer your questions about breast cancer and its treatments

PiNK 2019 Summer pp.14-15

Q:I’ve read a lot abut immunotherapy being used to treat cancer. I’ve just been diagnosed with breast cancer. Is this type of treatment suitable for me?

A:Immunotherapy is treatment that involves helping the immune system to recognise and attack cancer cells. There are different types of immunotherapy.

Immunotherapy treatments are used to treat some cancer such as bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and melanoma, but they’re not yet used to treat breast cancer. A number of clinical trials are looking at how well some types of immunotherapy might work for people diagnosed with certain types of breast cancer.



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