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What is the Role of Immunotherapy in Fighting Advanced-Stage Lung Cancer?


Whenever we hear about cancer kind of diseases, we get scared. Cancer disease affects human health, and treatment is also so expensive. Earlier, there was no treatment for cancer, and people lost their close ones. Still, now science and medical team have solutions for all types of health diseases. There is a misconception among cancer patients that there is no treatment for cancer and that it is hard to fight, which is wrong. In this blog, we will share information on advanced stage Lung cancer and the role of immunotherapy in fighting with. 

Lung Cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the human body's lungs and significantly affects those people who most often smoke. Lungs help our body to exhale carbon dioxide and inhale oxygen to breathe. 

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Majorly there are two types of lung cancers:

Advanced-stage of lung cancer symptoms includes a cough, weight loss, and chest pain. Many treatments to fight lung cancer include surgery, immunotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted drug therapy, and chemotherapy. The result is immunotherapy is best because it slowly kills the lung cancer cell in the body without fail. 

What is Immunotherapy?

Immunotherapy is the medicine or treatment process to fight all forms of cancer, including lung cancer. It helps recognize the human body's immune system and effectively destroys cancer cells. Medical science has many ways to treat lung cancer, such as radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Still, a risk affects healthy human cells during the treatment. 

Immunotherapy helps to fight cancer cells by using natural defenses. It can potentially do effective treatment and sometimes control diseases for years. The treatment of lung cancer should be done in the stage because this varies people to person. The first lung cancer treatment was successfully done by Immunotherapy on October 2016 without fail. 

Immune Checkpoints Inhibitors 

Cancer cells often directly affect the human immune system at "checkpoints" or PD-1a and PD-L1 receptors. A checkpoint is a wall between a cancer cell and a healthy human cell in the immune system that helps cancer cells not harm the human body. Checkpoint inhibitors trigger an immune response that causes the body to release T-cells to attack and destroy the cancer cells immediately. Some common checkpoint inhibitors treatment of lung cancer includes Nivolumab, pembrolizumab, and atezolizumab.

Benefits of Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer 

Immunotherapy is the best treatment for Lung cancer and treats stage 3 and stage 4 lunger cancer patients.

  • Recognize your immune system to destroy cancer cells.

  • This treatment shows their result in a year of Lung cancer-affected patients. Patients who see good results continue their treatment for the long term.

  • Immunotherapy control cancer cells to harm the human body.

  • Treatment with immunotherapy increases the years of cancer patients' life.

  • There is an 80% to 90% chance of curing lung cancer in the first stage.   

Side-Effects of Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer 

Most patients who do Immunotherapy treatment to fight their lung cancer experience side effects, but that was mild. There is some common side effects feedback given by affected patients below:

  • Skin reaction 

  • Fatigue

  • Diarrhoea

  • Overactive and underactive thyroid

  • Inflammation in the lungs/liver

  • Joint pain

  • Cough

Things to Avoid in Immunotherapy Treatment

Your treatment will not show the result in your body until you avoid things as instructed by your doctors. These are some things that a lung-affected patient should avoid while the treatment:

  • Avoid caffeine

  • Avoid Alcohol

  • Avoid these food items like dairy, fat, fiber, orange juice, and prune juice.

  • Avoid spicy foods in your diet.

  • Avoid meetings with people.

India's Best Lung Cancer Treatment Hospitals

  1. Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon

  2. Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai

  3. BLK Superspeciality Hospital, New Delhi 

  4. Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai 

Bottom Line 

In this advanced world, no disease has treatment. All you need to study more about your lung cancer and its stages by your doctor. Every professional doctor knows Immunotherapy treatment. Don't worry about your treatment's side effects; visit your doctor and consult about the treatment. Immunotherapy helps a patient to live longer. Doctors will work their job, but you must also take precautions about everything and a proper diet. Don't get panic; there are so many chances that things get wrong in Hussle. 

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