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Innovative cancer treatment available at Rivers Thursday 10 December 2015

Immunotherapy is one of the most exciting developments in cancer treatment in years, and it is now available to patients at River’s Hospital.

New immunotherapy medicines help your immune system fight cancer by stimulating certain immune system cells like T-lymphocytes to identify aberrant or faulty cells and destroy them as they transform into tumours. Other immunotherapies boost your immune system to work better against cancer.

As such these therapies may hold greater potential than current cancer treatments, such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, to offer longer-term protection against the disease, with fewer side effects and suitable against more cancer types.

Your own cancer specialist will advise whether or not immunotherapy is suitable for you but you can read more about this innovative treatment option on our Immunotherapy page.