Side effects of immunotherapy

Immunotherapy can cause side effects, which affect people in different ways. The side effects that you may encounter and how they make you feel will depend on how healthy you are before treatment, your type of cancer, how advanced it is, the type of therapy you are getting, and the dose.
Side effects are generally rare and mild.
The most common side effects after infusion are skin reactions at the needle site. These side effects include:
Pain
Swelling
Soreness
Redness
Itchiness
Rash
You may have flu-like symptoms, which include:
Fever
Chills
Weakness
Dizziness
Nausea or vomiting
Muscle or joint aches
Fatigue
Headache
These symptoms must be reported to your specialist promptly so that appropriate treatment may be started.

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