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immunotherapy vs chemo

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
29 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
More info needed: Immunotherapy is most frequently referred to the treatment to induce tolerance to susbtances that produce allergic symptoms. Many new drugs with effe ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Whitman
35 years experience Surgical Oncology
Toxicity/duration: While the answer varies, there are some general differences: 1. Chemotherapy typically causes a quicker tumor response 2. Immunotherapy is more like ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Two different treatm: Immunotherapy works by enhancing the normal immune functions of our body. Chemotherapy works by killing cancer cells with the use of chemicals. Their ... Read More
Dr. Vamsidhar Velcheti
7 years experience Medical Oncology
See below: Chemotherapy involves drugs that are cytotoxic i.E destroy rapidly dividing cells (cancer cells); they are non-specific and not targeting any particul ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Theoretical: Theoretically immune-based therapy such as vaccines may have advantages of "conventional" cytotoxic chemotherapies. Until recently, most immunotherapi ... Read More
Dr. Ricardo Estape
29 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
None: We all wish that we could learn how to manipulate the immune system to battle cancer without chemotherapy but this has been an empty promise so far. T ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
No not yet: Chemotherapy is highly effective in curing testicular cancer. So there has not been any need or efforts made to test immunotherapy. it is not a good i ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
23 years experience Pediatrics
Www.sitcancer.org: Everyone’s immune system uses the same method to attack cancer, but the process is more complicated because cancer cells are created by the body. Beca ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Join aClinical trial: Keytruda used alone has not shown significant activity. So it is being tested in combination with targeted agents. This is being done as a clinical tr ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends: it depends on what kind of Cancer you have and what all has been done for you already. If the chemotherapy has been fully utilized, then it is good to ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ariel Lopez-chavez
18 years experience Medical Oncology
Only if prescribed: Steroids such as Dexamethasone are commonly used to prevent allergic reactions or nausea from chemotherapy. So, as long as your doctor has prescribed ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: There are at least 1000 different types and most can be early or advanced. The question of which ones are best cmgiven chemotherapeutic occupies the m ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
21 years experience Radiation Oncology
Similar to first: While some side effects from chemotherapy r cumulative, depending on the drugs being used many different side effects may b experienced. For a second ... Read More

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