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Side Effects of Immunotherapy

Side Effects of Immunotherapy

Side Effects of Immunotherapy and How They Can be Managed


When it comes to managing the side effects of immunotherapy it is important to be very detailed with observing the symptoms as they can be autoimmune related. With any side effect, if it starts to escalate into something more severe, it is important for the patient to notify the doctor immediately. Below are a couple of the most common side effects or autoimmune-related events experienced by patients who undergo immune checkpoint therapy:

-Fatigue -Skin rash, itching -Dry mouth  -Diarrhea/ Colitis -Liver toxicity/ Hepatitis -Pneumonitis (Lung Inflammation) -Thyroiditis (Thyroid Inflammation) -Hypophysitis (Pituitary Inflammation) -Adrenal Insufficiency -Diabetes 

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