Immunotherapy, alone or in combination with other treatments, can help your body fight harder against advanced lung cancer. For some people, it gets results when other treatments have failed.
Getting through cancer treatment successfully is something to celebrate. To stay in good health, doctors say you need to watch for other symptoms, including vision changes, headaches and problems with balance.
Immunotherapy — drugs that use your body’s immune system to kill diseases — has become an important tool for treating some types of cancer. And now, people with advanced bladder cancer have an immunotherapy option.
New research is spurring exciting developments in the microbiome, the trillions of bacteria that make up communities living in our bodies. Scientists are exploring how being aware of imbalances in these bacteria could lead to new diagnoses and treatments. All this could have a positive impact on people’s health.
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