While immunotherapy is a relatively new cancer treatment that uses the immune system to fight the cancer, this treatment works better on certain forms of cancer. Using immunotherapy as a cancer treatment will depend on the type of cancer you have, as well as if you have any pre-existing medical conditions. In this video, oncologist Dr. Stephen Lemon discusses what types of cancers immunotherapy may treat, including some of the more common types of immunotherapy drugs, such as Yervoy, Opdivo, Keytruda, and Tecentriq.
Immunotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses the patient’s immune system to treat their cancer. By producing proteins, cancer can sometimes avoid detection by the immune system. Because the immune system can’t detect the cancer, it can’t fight it, so that how the immunotherapy treatment helps. It can help boost or restore the immune system, so that it is better able to detect and destroy the cancer. In this video, oncologist Dr. Stephen Lemon explains how immunotherapy works, as well as what types of side effects patients may experience.
What do patients want to know about cancer? Whether it’s a new cancer treatment, such as immunotherapy, the possibility of hair loss during chemotherapy, or the unexpected experience of going through chemo, Oncologist Dr. Stephen Lemon shares information, with a little levity, on some common topics. This lecture took place at Bellevue College.
Kadcyla, also referred to as T-DM1, is a targeted therapy for breast cancer treatment. In this video, oncologist Dr. Stephen Lemon describes how this FDA approved treatment works, as well as what types of side-effects it may cause.
Medical oncologist Stephen Lemon discusses the breast cancer surgery treatment options of a lumpectomy and mastectomy.
This video describes a newer form of cancer treatment called immunotherapy that seeks to boost the patient’s immune system to fight back against the cancer. Currently, there are various forms of immunotherapy cancer drugs that are FDA approved for the treatment of different types of advanced cancers like melanoma, lung and ovarian cancer.
More and more clinical trials are leading the way for the research and FDA approval of newer types of cancer treatments. In this video, oncologist Dr. Stephen Lemon explains what clinical trials for cancer may involve, as well as how cancer patients can better determine whether a new study might be a good fit for them.
Breast cancer is thought of typically as a disease that only affects women. Unfortunately, this type of cancer may also affect men too. In fact, roughly 2,470 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. In this video, cancer survivor Rick Gough talks about his experience of being diagnosed and then going through treatment for breast cancer.
As a young mom, Stephanie Shephard was diagnosed with breast cancer. Stephanie chose to complete genetic testing to help determine whether she might be at risk for other types of cancer, as well as whether her family might have a greater risk.
In this video, medical oncologist Dr. Stephen Lemon talks about some of the more common, as well as less common, side effects patients may experience during their cancer treatment.