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Biotherapy as a treatment for cancer:

Explain biotherapy or immunotherapy as a cancer treatment in laymens terms.

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Biotherapy is a type of treatment meant to boost or restore the ability of the immune system to fight cancer, infections, and other diseases. It is also used to control the side effects that may be caused by some cancer treatments such as drugs administered during Chemotherapy. The agents used in biotherapy include monoclonal antibodies, growth factors, and vaccines. These agents may also have a direct antitumor effect. It is also known as immunotherapy, biological therapy, biological response modifier therapy, and BRM therapy.

Doctors are not sure regarding how biotherapy helps the immune system fight cancer. But, they are certain that it stops or reduces the growth of cancer cells, makes it easier for the immune system to destroy cancer cells, and avoid cancer from spreading to other parts of our body. Our immune system comprises of spleen, lymph nodes, tonsils, ...

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The solution deals with biotherapy as a treatment for cancer. It throws light as to how monoclonal antibodies, growth factors, and vaccines are used as agents of biotherapy to fight cancer.