Questions about immunotherapy

Below are some questions about immunotherapy to ask your doctor to learn more about it as a treatment option, and whether it’s the right fit. If you don’t understand your doctor’s answers, ask for clarification.

  • Is immunotherapy available as part of my treatment plan. If not, why not?
  • What do you expect the immunotherapy to do to the cancer?
  • Which immunotherapy are you recommending?
  • Will it be my only treatment, or will I also have other treatments?
  • How often will I receive immunotherapy? How long will I have treatment?
  • Where will I have treatment?
  • What side effects should I watch out for or report?
  • Who do I contact if I get side effects?
  • How can side effects be managed?
  • What immunotherapy clinical trials are available?
  • How will I know if the treatment is working?
  • How much will immunotherapy cost?
  • Can I take immunotherapy with my other medicines? What about the flu vaccine?

This information was last reviewed in June 2017
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