What is Immunotherapy?
Immunotherapy should be an essential part of any cancer treatment especially after undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Because chemotherapy tears down the immune system leaving your body weak and vulnerable to additional illness it is important to build it back up again in order to put forth the strongest cancer resistance and fight.
“Immunotherapy may be one of the only ways left to deal with cancer. We’ve gone as far as we can with chemotherapy”, according to oncologist Herman Kattlove, an editor for the American Cancer Society. “With few new drugs coming out, chemotherapy is sort of a dead area”
“New Weapon in Cancer War” – The Wall Street Journal. May 23, 2003.
Immunotherapy and Cancer
For the treatment of cancer, immunotherapy refers to treatment of the immune system in an attempt to stimulate the immune system so that it can effectively reject and destroy tumors. The immune system is a very complex system of cells flowing through the body that not only provides defense against foreign invaders, but also must also be functioning at its best to protect against many disease states such as autoimmune diseases, degenerative diseases and also cancer.