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What is immunotherapy?
Immunotherapy is a type of medical treatment that aids your immune system fight cancer and other diseases. It can also be used to reduce the side effects of certain treatments, such as chemotherapy.
How does immunotherapy work?
Immunotherapy strengthens or reprograms your immune system to recognize and fight off cancer or other diseases. Immunotherapy can involve drugs, biological therapies using antibodies, or vaccines.
Is immunotherapy safe?
Immunotherapy is generally considered a safe and effective treatment for many conditions. However, like any medical treatment, it can have side effects. Talking with your doctor about all risks and potential side effects is important.
How often do I need immunotherapy?
The frequency of immunotherapy is determined by the type of condition being treated and your individual health needs.
Is immunotherapy the same as a vaccine?
No, immunotherapy is not the same as a vaccine. Vaccines are designed to prevent a disease, while immunotherapy is used to treat a disease.
Is immunotherapy used in combination with other treatments?
Yes, immunotherapy is often used along with other treatments for cancers, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
Is immunotherapy available at my local hospital?
Immunotherapy is available at some hospitals and cancer treatment centres. You must speak with your healthcare expert to check if immunotherapy is available at your local hospital.
Is immunotherapy available for children?
Immunotherapy is available for children.
What conditions can immunotherapy be used for?
Immunotherapy can be used for a variety of conditions, including cancer, asthma, allergies, and autoimmune diseases such as lupus and multiple sclerosis.
Is immunotherapy given by injection or by mouth?
Immunotherapy can be given by injection, intravenously, or taken orally.
What are the side effects of immunotherapy?
Common side effects of immunotherapy include fatigue, irritation or pain at the injection site, rash, nausea, and fever. More serious side effects may include immune-related conditions such as autoimmune diseases or hypersensitivity reactions.
How long does immunotherapy treatment last?
The length of treatment can vary depending on the type of immunotherapy used and your individual health needs
Does immunotherapy work for everyone?
Immunotherapy does not work for everyone, and the effectiveness of treatment varies by individual. It is important to talk with your doctor about your potential benefits and risks.
How long does it take to see results from immunotherapy?
Results from immunotherapy vary by individual and type of treatment. It is important to discuss potential timelines with your doctor.
Is immunotherapy covered by insurance?
Coverage for immunotherapy treatment can vary by health insurance policy, so it is important to check with your insurance provider.