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Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy is a type of biological therapy that is used to boost your immune system to fight cancer, and other infections and diseases. There are many ways of using immunotherapy to treat cancer. These include:

  • T-cell transfer therapy / adoptive cell therapy / adoptive immunotherapy / immune cell therapy: T-cell therapy helps fight infection. T cells are isolated from the blood in a laboratory and specific proteins called receptors are added to the cells that identify and destroy cancer cells. The modified T cells are later transferred back into your body.

  • Monoclonal antibodies / therapeutic antibodies are laboratory-made antibodies that boost the body’s natural antibody production to fight cancer. Monoclonal antibodies also act as immune checkpoint inhibitors by preventing the body’s immunity from attacking the body’s healthy cells.

  • Treatment vaccines / Cancer vaccines: A cancer vaccine exposes your immune system to an antigen (foreign substance) that triggers the destruction of that antigen by your immune system. Prevention vaccines and treatment vaccines are the two types of cancer vaccine

  • Immune system modulators: Immune system modulator agents are used to treat cancer by enhancing the body’s immune response against cancer. Cytokine is a type of immune-modulating agent that is produced by the body’s white blood cells. 

Immunotherapy can be given in different ways. These include:

  • Intravenous (IV) administration

  • Oral administration in form of pills or capsules

  • Topical application in form of a cream

  • Intravesical administration (given directly into the bladder)

Immunotherapy in Delhi is offered at Manipal Hospitals, Dwarka to treat cancer. The hospital has the best immunotherapy doctor to treat severe cancer.

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