Immunotherapy treatment for cancer disease enhances the body’s natural ability to fight cancer by restoring immune system function. Immunotherapy works by either:
- Boosting the immune system so, that it fights against cancer.
- Or by removing the barriers to the immune system attacking cancer.
A healthy immune system has the capability to destroy an average of 10,000 cancerous and precancerous cells per day.
Immune system is the defense system of the body. It comprises a network of cells, tissues, and organs which combine to work together. The most important function of the immune system is to recognise the self and non-self. Self-means body’s healthy cells and tissues. Non-self means the foreign invaders called as pathogens which are disease-causing agents like bacteria and viruses or any other abnormal or unhealthy cells invading in the body.
Usually, the immune system does not attack anything which it recognises as a healthy part of self.
But with cancer cells, the problem is that they originate from our cells, though there are some differences. But as they start to grow and spread, they undergo a series of changes, or mutations, and become less like healthy cells.
Most of the time immune system detects these differences and corrects them. Many times, these cells slip through the defences and sometimes even to inhibit the immune system.
Since many years researcher has known that the immune systems to recognise and attack cancer cells. But, today with advancements in immunotherapy cancer treatment, the result of new understanding shows about the interaction between the immune system and cancer.
It’s been found that even when other conventional therapies like chemotherapy and radiation therapies have failed to yield the optimum results, then often immunotherapy treatment has given remarkable results in patients. This showed results as immunotherapy works independent of other forms of treatments.
Moreover, it came as hope by extending the survival rates in patients.
Extension of life, improved quality of life, and cancer remission everything is possible, and it’s been seen clinically with the help of immunotherapy. Thus, renowned researchers and healthcare professionals feel and believe that immunotherapies hold an important future of cancer treatment.
Immunotherapy is the new frontier in fighting cancer. Immunotherapy has given a ray of hope to the people who have been looking for an effective cancer treatment. Apart from the locals, people from abroad are also coming to India for Immunotherapy treatment. The reason behind coming to India for immunotherapy is:
- Low and affordable cost
- Experienced Doctors
- Modern techniques equipped with advanced equipments
- Good rate of success
The Immunotherapy cost in India is quite economical and when this cost is compared with the cost of Immunotherapy of other countries, it is almost negligible. The factors which are considered while deciding the cost and duration of Immunotherapy treatment are:
- Stage of Disease
- Metastasis Level
- Drugs which is used in Treatment
- Health Status
- Past Medical History
- Duration of Treatment
And many more. So, all these factors will be checked and according to that the cost of immunotherapy will be decided.