Benefits of immunotherapy

1. Immunotherapy may work when other treatments don’t. Some cancers (like melanoma) don’t respond well to radiation or chemotherapy but start to go away after immunotherapy.

2. It can help other cancer treatments work better. Other therapies you have, like radiotherapy or chemotherapy, may work better when you also have immunotherapy.

3. It causes fewer side effects than other treatments. That’s because it targets just your immune system instead of all the cells in your body.

4. Your cancer may be less likely to return. When you have immunotherapy, your immune system learns to go after cancer cells if they ever come back. This is called immunomemory, and it could help you stay cancer-free for a longer time.

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