24 w Other | No cancer,

How to do Home care?
The medical facility where the RIT treatment is performed will provide you with instructions for special care to be taken at home, including important steps to take immediately afterwards, and in the days and week following treatment. These instructions can vary between different facilities, and you should refer to the treating facility to give you more details.

Generally, one can return to work right after treatment, unless otherwise specified by the treating facility. There may be additional medications that may need to be adjusted or stopped temporarily prior to and after treatment, such as blood thinners, and this will be instructed by your medical provider.
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Immunotherapy is a type of treatment that uses the body's own immune system to recognize and kill cancer cells.
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What are the advantages of radioimmunotherapy?
RIT offers more personalized Cancer Treatment because radiopharmaceuticals can be tailored to the unique biologic characteristics of the patient‘s tumor, are highly selective in their ability to adhere to cancer cells, and can limit radiation exposure to healthy tissue.

As a result, RIT has fewer and less severe side effects and is generally well tolerated. Typical side effects are short-term and include fever, chills, reduced blood cell counts, low blood pressure, Diarrhea and rash. Occasionally, secondary side effects from low blood cell counts, such as infection or bleeding, can be more severe, although these are more rare, and usually managed even when they do occur. The two-week total treatment period for RIT is also much shorter than other cancer treatments, which can include daily Radiation therapy for six weeks and four to six courses of Chemotherapy administered over three or four weeks.

By contrast, Chemotherapy and Radiation therapy are non-targeted therapies that can kill both cancer cells and normal, healthy cells. These may be often accompanied by side effects including nausea, vomiting, hair loss, diminished white blood cell and Platelet counts, and a loss of energy. Although some of these symptoms are also present with RIT, they tend to be less severe.

Studies have shown that patients with resistant or refractory B-cell non-Hodgkin Lymphoma treated with RIT benefit from a prolonged remission.
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Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy is a type of treatment that uses the body's own immune system to recognize and kill cancer cells.
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What conditions are treated with radioimmunotherapy?
There are two RIT agents approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Zevalin and Bexxar. Both of these are used to treat patients with B-cell Follicular non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) that has not responded to Chemotherapy treatment, although these can be used in some other types of lymphomas or scenarios as a part of the treatment for a patient's Lymphoma. Zevalin, consists of a radioactive molecule Yttrium-90 (Y-9 combined with the monoclonal antibody ibritumomab tiuxetan; Bexxar, is a compound consisting of Iodine-131 (I-131) and tositumomab. Currently, only Zevalin (Y-90 Ibritumomab tiuxetan) is available on the market.
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Immunotherapy
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Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy is a type of treatment that uses the body's own immune system to recognize and kill cancer cells.
24 w Other | No cancer,

What is radioimmunotherapy and how does it work?
Radioimmunotherapy (RIT) involves a small amount of radioactive material (radionuclide) — that is combined with a molecule engineered in a laboratory (monoclonal antibody). This monoclonal antibody-radionuclide compound is called a radiopharmaceutical. Monoclonal antibodies are able to recognize and bind to specific features of cells, such as antigens and cell receptors. When injected into the patient's bloodstream, the radiopharmaceutical attaches to cancer cells, delivering a high dose of radiation to be delivered to the tumor.
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Immunotherapy
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Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy is a type of treatment that uses the body's own immune system to recognize and kill cancer cells.
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What is Cytokine release syndrome?
Cytokines are group of proteins in the body that play an important part in boosting the immune system. CAR T-cell therapy stimulates the immune system to make large amounts of cytokines. It causes symptoms such as:

Fever (high temperature)
Dizziness due to low blood pressure
Difficulty breathing
This syndrome might happen in the first week of treatment. You can have treatment to reverse the syndrome.

Side effects affecting the brain (neurological side effects)

Sometimes CAR T-cells cause problems to the brain. Doctors call this neurotoxicity. Symptoms might include:

headaches
Altered consciousness
Becoming confused or disorientated
Speech changes
Seizures
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Immunotherapy
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Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy is a type of treatment that uses the body's own immune system to recognize and kill cancer cells.
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