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Immunotherapy (also called biological therapy and biotherapy) uses the body's own immune system to fight cancer and to reduce treatment-related side effects.
At Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), we use a variety of immune-based strategies to eliminate tumors and prevent cancer recurrence. Our supportive therapies help you manage side effects and enjoy a good quality of lifes.
Why We're Different
Immunotherapy helps to repair, stimulate, or enhance the body’s natural immune responses.
Specifically, we use immunotherapy to:
- Halt or suppress the processes that allow cancer growth
- Help the immune system identify cancer cells
- Promote the body's natural ability to repair or replace cells that have been damaged by cancer treatments.
The type of immunotherapy you receive will depend on several individual factors. Using information from your diagnostic tests, we’ll work closely with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs and personal preferences.
How We Support You
Some immunotherapies may cause side effects, such as fever, chills, pain, weakness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, and rashes. These side effects can interfere with your ability to participate in activities you enjoy most.
Throughout your cancer treatment, we provide supportive therapies like nutrition therapy, naturopathic medicine, pain management, oncology rehabilitation, mind-body medicine, and spiritual support. These therapies can help reduce treatment-related side effects and keep you strong in body, mind and spirit.
- Biological Therapy (see Immunotherapy)
- Biotherapy (see Immunotherapy)
- Hormone Therapy
- Monoclonal Antibody Therapy
- Ovarian Cancer Vaccine
- Provenge® (for prostate cancer)
- Targeted Drug Therapy
- Tumor Tissue Repository
- YervoyTM (for metastatic melanoma)
- Zevalin® (for non-Hodgkin lymphoma)