There are many different types of treatments for breast cancer, such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, and more recently, immunotherapy. Immunotherapy represents a completely new approach to breast cancer treatment and is now proving to be an effective treatment option for some types of breast cancer.
Immunotherapy, or biologic therapy, is a type of treatment that uses your own immune system to fight cancer. Usually, your immune system protects your body from threats such as infections, toxins and abnormal cell growth.
Unlike these threats, cancer cells learn to survive and grow in a hostile environment due to their ability to hide from the immune system and avoid detection by the body’s own self defences.