Immunotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that helps your immune system fight cancer. The immune system helps your body fight infections and other diseases. It is made up of white blood cells and organs and tissues of the lymph system.
Immunotherapy is a type of biological therapy. Biological therapy is a type of treatment that uses substances made from living organisms to treat cancer.
Some side effects are common with all types of immunotherapy. For instance, you might have skin reactions at the needle site, which include:
Learn more about skin changes caused by cancer treatment.
You may have flu-like symptoms, which include:
Nausea or vomiting
Muscle or joint aches
Low or high blood pressure
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