Our immune system has the ability to find and destroy cancer cells. But cancer cells can sometimes hide from the immune system and avoid being destroyed. Cancer cells may also stop the immune system from working properly. Immunotherapy helps to strengthen or restore the immune system’s ability to fight cancer.
Systemic Treatment - Information and Resources for Patients and Families
Systemic treatment is any medication that travels through your body in the bloodstream to find, damage or destroy cancer cells. It includes chemotherapy, immunotherapy, hormone therapy or targeted therapy. The goals for systemic treatment are different for everyone and they can also change over time. The Systemic Treatment and Immunotherapy books have lots of information on topics such as what these treatments are about, what to expect, how to prepare, how to manage side effects, and many other important topics.
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