State-of-the-art Diagnosis and Immuno-Oncology Treatment in Texas

Also known as immunotherapy, immuno-oncology is an advanced cancer treatment method that boosts the body’s immune system so it can fight cancer. Usually, our immune system is unbelievably effective at fighting all kinds of diseases except cancer. Immunotherapy cancer treatment’s new frontier fights the disease at the cellular level.

How Does Immunotherapy Work?

Foreign pathogens such as viruses and bacteria enter the body, causing a disease. To fight the disease, the immune system creates antibodies that bind to the antigen and fight the disease. Most conventional cancer treatments target cells in tumors, but the immunotherapy drugs work differently.

Some immunotherapies are able to mark cancer cells, making it easy for the immune system to detect and destroy them. On the other hand, certain immunotherapies boost the immune system so it works better against cancer.

If an oncologist recommends immunotherapy as your suitable cancer treatment, you’ll be given drugs to boost the immune system so it can pack a super punch. Based on the cancer type, the doctor may prescribe immunotherapy alongside other treatments including chemotherapy, surgery or radiation therapy. The doctor may administer immunotherapy in a number of ways including oral, as an IV, topical, or directly into the bladder (intravesical application).

Immuno-oncology is used to treat many types of cancer such as:

  • Breast cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Melanoma
  • Lymphoma
  • Skin cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Kidney cancer

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