To wrap up our series on immunotherapy, Medical Outreach Director Kaylen Jackson explains the types of immunotherapy and how this emerging therapy is administered. If you would like more information on mesothelioma or immunotherapy, contact us here.
“Hi, I’m Kaylen, and I’m the Medical Outreach Director for The Mesothelioma Center, and today I am going to be continuing our video series on immunotherapy…
To find out if immunotherapy could be used to treat your specific diagnosis, you should meet with an oncologist or a doctor specializing in immunotherapy research.
If it’s determined that immunotherapy could be a beneficial part of your course of treatment, it would then be administered in the form of an intravenous infusion, a series of shots done by injection, or a combination of the two.
Systemic immunotherapy can be used alone but it’s most often used in conjunction with other forms of cancer treatment including surgery, chemotherapy or radiation.
Like other cancer treatments, immunotherapy can cause some side effects soon after or during treatment. These side effects may include flu-like symptoms such as nausea, headache, fatigue, fever, chills and increased tiredness.
So far, results of immunotherapy have been favorable, and researchers are confident that this new form of medicine could offer a new line of defense in the fight against mesothelioma.
This concludes our video series on immunotherapy, so if you have any questions about any of the topics we’ve covered, we encourage you to call us. Thanks for watching, and tune in next time.”
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