Immunotherapy in Mumbai
Immunotherapy is a treatment in which a patient’s own immune system is used to fight diseases against cancer. This immune system helps in protecting our body against harmful diseases and infections including bacteria, viruses, allergens, and toxins. It is generally used as a combination therapy with other types of cancer treatment. The main approach behind immunotherapy is to produce antibodies or immune cells in the laboratory to combat cancer.
Who requires Immunotherapy treatment?
All cancer patients are qualified for receiving Immunotherapy treatment. However, immunotherapy vastly depends on the diagnosis and the patient’s cancer type as well. A combination of chemotherapy or targeted therapy is required to achieve the desired result.
At Sunrise Oncology Center you can receive immunotherapy treatments in a daycare setting. It eliminates the unnecessary expenses and time involved in hospitalizations and overnight stays for therapies. This is a sigh of relief as it provides hassle-free treatment in a single day for cancer patients at a low cost.
What services do Sunrise Oncology Centers provide?
Sunrise Oncology Center has highly-skilled professionals to treat cancer patients for satisfactory results. Our specialist team recommends treatment options after examining the patient’s medical history, cancer diagnosis, and stage of cancer that incorporates a wide range of treatments and procedures. Cancer patients can benefit from several types of immunotherapy we have to offer. Each type has individual benefits and therefore is prescribed by our specialist on the basis of the patient’s requirement.
- Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors Therapy – Our immune system has T-cells that need to be managed by checkpoint proteins. T-cells help in destroying harmful diseases and infections in the body and are controlled by checkpoint proteins so that they won’t destroy normal cells. Checkpoint Proteins need to be activated in cancer patients for controlling the T-cells activity and for that purpose Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors therapy drugs are administered in cancer patients.
- Adoptive Cell therapy (T-cell Therapy) – In this treatment, your body’s immune cells are exerted and grown inside a laboratory. Once the cells are grown it is inserted back into the patient’s body for an increase in the immune system. There are basically two types of T-cell Therapy:
- CAR (Chimeric antigen receptor) T-cell Therapy – It provides protection against antigens that disguise themselves to hide from T-cells attack. CAR T-cell Therapy ensures that T-cells do not get fooled by antigens disguise.
- Tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) Therapy- In this procedure, cell tumors are removed from the patient’s body and treated with TIL Therapy. These cells are then put inside the body in larger numbers so that it effectively kills cancerous cells.
- Monoclonal antibodies – These are antibodies that are made in the laboratory and inserted in the body to fight against intruders and cancerous cells.
- Cancer vaccines – Vaccines protect the body against infections such as HPV(Human Papillomavirus). The vaccines act as a shield against infections that can later cause cancer. It is not meant to kill cancerous cells but to fight against diseases and infections.
- Immune system modulators – Immune modulators boost the body’s immune system to fight against intruders. It is of two types Cytokine and Immunomodulatory drugs.
- Cytokine – These drugs communicate with the immune system when there is growth in cancerous cells. It then targets those specific cancerous cells to protect against the massive growth of cancer.
Immunomodulatory drugs – These prevent cancerous tumors to form new blood vessels which are needed for cancer growth. It is used mostly in metastatic cancer.
What to expect after Immunotherapy?
Immunotherapy can cause possible side effects as a response to changes in the immune system of the body. It can inadvertently attack normal cells of the body causing concerns such as –
- Skin itching & rashes
- Fever & weakness
- Joint Pain
- Nausea & vomiting
Some types of immunotherapy can cause severe or moderate side effects. It all depends on the patient’s previous therapies, sessions, and responses received from the treatment.
Talk to Sunrise Oncology Center doctors to get to know if you’re a good candidate for immunotherapy. Many clinical trials are conducted for research and analysis of new possible treatments in Immunotherapy for progress in cancer treatments.