What types of cancer can be treated with Immunotherapy?

June 10, 2020

Dr. Rajesh Bollam


Cancer can be treated with Immunotherapy

There are multiple treatments available for cancer treatment, but in all of them, immunotherapy hits at the top.

Immunotherapy is a treatment used to treat the disease by activating or suppressing the immune system. The immunotherapies will understand every kind of requirement the body of the patient requires and will treat them accordingly.

These days, it’s best for patients having cancer because it is the revolutionized way and is serving patients with the best results. The life of a patient having cancer will be going to increase after it.

Cancers cured:

The cancers which can be treated:-

These are the common cancers that immunotherapy can treat. But all the patients need to understand that it is important for their body to respond. If the body is not responding to the particular treatment, they will not be able to benefit from immunotherapy. Moreover, not particularly for all types of cancer, it is successful because sometimes the immune cells of the body get so suppressed that it takes a lot of time to get activated. If the cells are not responding to immunotherapy then it becomes quite difficult for the patient to deal with the treatment.

A patient needs to understand the things in the early stages of cancer so that the doctors will be able to recover it with the help of immunotherapy. In later stages, it became quite difficult for the patient to recover.

In case the cancer is not cured to the whole, then immunotherapy increases the chances of survival. Now the patients are having an explanation of 2 to 3 years to their normal life after treated with immunotherapy.

But after going through the treatment of immunotherapy, patients need to understand what they need to do and how they will be going to respond to it. If they are not taking precautions, it becomes quite difficult for them to respond to the particular treatment.

To figure out whether the person will be going to respond to immunotherapy or not doctor performs genetic testing. Genetic testing will help them to understand whether the patient will be going to respond or not. In this procedure, they go for the human mutation button and by Sequencing the DNA of the tumor that determines whether it is having the content of high mutant genetic material or not. Within no time, they have the result available, and they can easily figure it out.

Wrapping up:

Immunotherapy is the revolutionized way to treat cancer and also providing a lot of benefits to patients. Their survival rate will increase, and they will not face any kind of trouble at all. But patients need to understand that they are aware of the precautions they need to take whenever they are going for immunotherapy. In case there are compromising with precautions that become quite difficult for them to deal with the aspects effectively.

 who has got expertise in immunotherapy from Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, now providing his service of immunotherapy in Yashoda Hospital, Hyderabad city. Dr. Rajesh Bollam, a medical oncologist, is having more than 7 years of experience in Oncology.

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