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What to Know About the Side Effects of Immunotherapy


2. Why Does it Cause Side Effects?

Every person reacts differently to a treatment like immunotherapy. Who feels what and how depends on several different things including the type of cancer a person has, the type of drug and their dosage, and how healthy they are when they start the treatment, says WebMD.

“Certain types of immunotherapy attack cancer or slow its spread to other parts of the body,” writes Cancer.Net. “Others make it easier for the immune system to destroy cancer cells.” One of the benefits of immunotherapy is that it doesn’t target the entire body like chemotherapy or radiation, but in some circumstances, it can begin to attack healthy tissues and organs.

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