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Is Immunotherapy for Cancer Safe?

Your immune system does more than simply fight colds and flu. Throughout your life, your natural defenses seek out and destroy anything that is not recognized as part of the "self" -- including all kinds of germs and cancer cells -- before they have a chance to cause disease. Your immune system manages to destroy [...]

By | 2019-05-13T01:14:33-05:00 May 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Immunotherapy to Treat Cancer

Immunotherapy to Treat Cancer Immunotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that helps your immune system fight cancer. The immune system helps your body fight infections and other diseases. It is made up of white blood cells and organs and tissues of the lymph system. Immunotherapy is a type of biological therapy. Biological therapy is [...]

By | 2019-04-30T04:41:53-05:00 April 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Cancer Affects Your Immune System and What to Do About It

It’s perhaps your biggest ally in helping your body fight disease. And understanding how your immune system joins forces with cancer treatment can give you a positive advantage. Basically, your immune system targets disease and infection. It detects and destroys anything it sees as a threat. Bacteria Viruses Parasites And… Unhealthy cells…including cancer cells! The [...]

By | 2018-12-20T16:10:06-05:00 December 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What to Know About Common Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

Your body is a fascinating organism. Cell to cell your immune system is capable of identifying normal cells and those it considers “foreign” and potentially harmful. Checkpoint inhibitors are vital to helping treat cancer. The basics of how it works: Your immune system responds by attacking the “foreign” cells and protecting the normal cells. A [...]

By | 2018-10-25T14:38:02-05:00 October 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Immunotherapy

Cancer can cause a fight-or-flight response. Fear is normal. After all, who isn’t afraid when they hear the diagnosis? Even so you can still bring the “fight” to it. Your Body’s Unique Ability to Fight Cancer Immunotherapy is in your corner. Basically, the treatment stands alongside your immune system to help your body fight cancer. [...]

By | 2018-07-24T17:29:13-05:00 June 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments