Coping with Side Effects From Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer

By

Erin Azuse

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For patients with advanced lung cancer, immunotherapy is emerging as an exciting new treatment beyond the traditional radiation and chemotherapy route. Just as your immune system protects your body by destroying harmful bacteria and viruses, immunotherapy triggers your immune system to fight cancer cells.

Though immunotherapy is generally well tolerated, patients can still experience side effects from treatment. If you’re currently undergoing immunotherapy, here are some things you can do to help minimize these reactions.

Immunotherapy can offer a durable, long-term response to therapy for patients with lung cancer.

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