WHY IMMUNOTHERAPY CAUSES GI DYSFUNCTION
Chemo and radiation are known GI stressors, but immunotherapy is quickly joining them as a top-ranking disruptor of the gastrointestinal tract.
Immunotherapy is used to activate a person’s immune system and unleash it on cancer cells. When this occurs, a patient’s immune system is firing on all cylinders and can’t always tell the difference between a tumor and healthy cells, often leading to a variety of side effects. The GI tract is most commonly affected.
Nausea and diarrhea are the most common side effects of immunotherapy. Symptoms can grow to be so severe that immunotherapy needs to be put on hold or stopped altogether.
It’s important to recognize the side effects as a sign that the immune system has been activated by immunotherapy. Rather than discontinuing treatment, there are options for managing the side effects that don’t necessarily involve more medication.
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- 74 % Saw Improvement in DIARRHEA 74% 74%
- 91 % saw Improvement in NAUSEA 91% 91%