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What Is Cancer immunotherapy?
Cancer immunotherapy is a therapy used to treat cancer patients that involves or uses components of the immune system. Some cancer immunotherapies consist of antibodies that bind to, and inhibit the function of, proteins expressed by cancer cells. Other cancer immunotherapies include vaccines and T cell infusions.
Side Effects of Immunotherapy
Immunotherapy sometimes results in the immune system attacking healthy cells, which can cause side effects.
The most common side effects of immunotherapy include:
Skin reactions, Flu-like symptoms [Fatigue (feeling tired), fever, chills, weakness, nausea (feeling sick to your stomach), vomiting (throwing up), dizziness, body aches, and high or low blood pressure are all possible side effects of immunotherapy], Muscle aches, Shortness of breath (trouble breathing), Swelling of legs (edema), Sinus congestion, Headaches, Weight gain from retaining fluid
Diarrhea, Hormone changes, including hypothyroidism, which is when the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormones and can cause fatigue and weight gain, and Cough.
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