How Can Immunotherapy Help Me?

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Advancements in cancer therapies are happening every day, and we’re still discovering new ways to fight this disease. Immunotherapy is a form of biological therapy that harnesses your immune system to combat cancer. 

At Regenerative Medical Group, serving patients from five locations in three states, our team of experts will work with you to find the right options to mitigate the effects of cancer and cancer therapies on your body. Immunotherapy is just one of the many tools in our arsenal for the battle against cancer. 

Immunotherapy 101 

If immunotherapy is a new concept to you, you might be wondering how it works. Immunotherapy uses your immune system to fight cancer. Here’s how it works:

All of these actions work together to boost your immune system and direct it toward cancer cells. Cancer is difficult for your body to combat because your immune system doesn’t recognize that the cells are malignant. Immunotherapy can help correct that, and give your body's natural defense system a clear target. 

Immunotherapy uses

Immunotherapy is a valuable therapy because it can be used to address a wide range of cancers. You might decide to pursue immunotherapy after other options have failed, or you might receive therapy to lower the chances of previous cancer returning. Some people combine immunotherapy with other traditional medical avenues like radiation and chemotherapy. Every situation is unique. 

Immunotherapy can be effective in helping to mitigate the effects of the following cancers: 

While immunotherapy doesn’t work for everyone, it works for some people. Our team can tell you if you’re a good candidate. 

What to expect from immunotherapy

After an initial blood draw, both your cancer cells and your immune cells will be identified. Then the team stimulates the growth of the immune cells while they’re exposed to cancer. This helps your immune system identify the antigens that set your cancer cells apart. 

Finally, your super-charged immune cells are injected back into your body. If the therapy works, they will go on to target the cancer cells more effectively. It can take about a month to see results after receiving immunotherapy. 

While immunotherapy has fewer side effects and risks than other cancer therapies, you might experience a mild skin reaction at the injection site, as well as flu-like symptoms. This is just a sign that your immune system is responding. Adverse reactions are rare. 

If you’re interested in learning more about immunotherapy and its benefits, schedule a consultation with our team at Regenerative Medical Group. To get in touch, call our location closest to you or book an appointment online today. 

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