Immunotherapy as a cancer treatment is a fast-growing area of research. As scientists and doctors learn more about how the immune system can be trained to find and fight cancer cells, new drugs are being approved, widening the circle of cancer types that can be treated with immunotherapy. Following are some of the cancer types being treated with immunotherapy strategies.
Talk with your doctor to find out if you meet the criteria required. Because immunotherapy depends on a functioning immune system, it may be important that you not have an autoimmune disorder or are not taking immunosuppressive medications. After considering these and other factors, such as your overall health, type and stage of your cancer and your treatment history, your doctor will determine if you are a candidate for immunotherapy.