Immunotherapy is a cancer treatment that uses body’s immune system to fight cancer. In recent years, studies of immunotherapy have made great progress and immunotherapy is becoming an effective way to fight cancer.
Your immune system can detect invaders like viruses. However, cancer cells come from our own cells. It is difficult for the immune system to distinguish them from healthy cells. Scientists have found that multiple myeloma may hurt or change the immune system. Therefore, scientists use immunotherapy to identify drugs that work with immune system to recognize and attack cancer cells but not harm our healthy cells.
Scientists are still studying side effects of immunotherapies. Side effects of immunotherapy are always not too serious. However, in a few cases they may be severe. Therefore, you must take the advice from your doctor before receiving treatment with an immunotherapy.
Keywords: multiple myeloma immunotherapy