Immunotherapy, also called biological therapy or biotherapy, is treatment that uses the body′s own immune system to treat an illness. The immune system can be boosted, directed, or restored by different kinds of immunotherapy.
Immunotherapy cancer treatments use the body’s immune system to fight cancer cells by stimulating the immune system. Immunotherapy includes treatments that work with the immune system in different ways and works better for some types of cancer than for others. Immunotherapy may be used by itself or with other types of treatment.
The main types of immunotherapy being used to treat cancer include :