• Immunotherapy tries to help the immune system recognise cancer as a threat, and attack it
  • Rather than attacking the cancer directly, as chemo does, immunotherapy tries to rally the patient’s own immune system to fight the disease
  • Immune system is a network of cells, tissues and bio chemicals they secrete. It defends the body against the viruses, bacteria and other invaders.
  • Immune system does not stop cancer as cancer often finds ways to hide from the immune system or block its ability to fight
  • Immunotherapy involves drugs that free immune cells to fight cancer. These drugs blocks a mechanism called checkpoint. Checkpoint is used by cancer to shut down the immune systemImmunotherapy

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