Immunotherapy is a treatment that aids the body's immune system to attack and destroy cancer. It works by boosting the body's natural defence against disease to fight cancer better. Immunotherapy aids the immune system to recognize and destroy cancer cells. It works by harnessing our body's own natural immune system and stimulating the production of specialized cancer-fighting white blood cells. These cells are then employed to target and attack the cancer cells. Immunotherapy is used to treat cancers, including melanoma, lymphoma, and other types of rare cancers. Immunotherapy can be used in combination with other treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation. In some cases, immunotherapy can be used as a primary stand-alone treatment for cancer. Studies have shown that immunotherapy can be more effective than chemotherapy alone.

Immunotherapy is a safe and effective cancer treatment option. At Aster Hospitals, our state-of-the-art technology and specialized team of doctors are dedicated to providing the best possible treatments. Our medical and support teams work together to provide personalized care and support in order to ensure that the best possible outcomes for our patients are realized. Immunotherapy is an exciting and promising form of treatment that has the potential to revolutionize the way we manage cancer. We at Aster Hospitals encourage everyone to explore the many benefits of immunotherapy and take advantage of this innovative form of treatment.


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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.