13 FAQs About Immunotherapy for Cancer
Immunotherapy drugs have become a standard form of medication for some cancers. Here are thirteen questions to ask your doctor, as well as additional information that can help you have a better understanding of immunotherapy.
- What is immunotherapy for cancer?
Immunotherapy, also called biologic therapy or biotherapy, is a cancer treatment that stimulates a patient’s immune system to recognize and kill cancer cells.
- Is immunotherapy the newest cutting-edge cancer treatment?
Since the late 1800s, doctors have suspected that the immune system can help address certain cancers. However, radiation therapy soon overshadowed the technique, and later, chemotherapy emerged and stole the spotlight
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