Could Immunotherapy Be Right for You?

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Medical oncologist Margaret Callahan of Memorial Sloan Kettering reports that new melanoma drugs known as checkpoint blocking antibodies may be effective in treating a wide variety of cancers. Common side effects of these drugs, such as skin inflammation, diarrhea, and changes in hormone levels, are usually reversible when detected early. To get the most out of treatment with these medications, Dr. Callahan emphasizes the importance of good communication with your clinical team.