• Immunotherapy Cancer Treatment - Henderson, NV

    What is Cancer Immunotherapy?

    Immunotherapy is a cancer treatment that strengthens the immune system so that it can detect and fight cancer cells better. It can be done by stimulating the immune system to work harder or by incorporating man-made proteins to enhance specific immune functions.

    Immunotherapy is worth looking into if you’re looking for less invasive cancer treatment.

    What the Immune System Does

    Your immune system does a remarkable job defending you against disease-causing microorganisms. It also helps prevent normal cells that are turning into abnormal cells from being able to replicate or divide. Therefore, it is as if your immune system is your first and last defense. This is why it is so important to try to keep the immune system at its top-performing potential as possible.

    Types of Cancer Immunotherapy

    There are several types of immunotherapy, and these are monoclonal antibodies, immune checkpoint inhibitors, vaccines, and non-specific immunotherapies.

    • Monoclonal antibodies are man-made versions of immune system proteins and they attack and identify specific cancer cells.
    • Immune checkpoint inhibitors help the immune system to better distinguish cancer cells and normal cells.
    • Vaccines introduce antigens so that the immune system can produce antibodies for a particular disease.
    • Non-specific immunotherapy enhances the immune system as a whole.