THE IMMUNE SYSTEM FIGHTS CANCER

HOW DOES CANCER AFFECT THE IMMUNE SYSTEM?

Cancer patients often have a weakened immune system. One way that cancer weakens the immune system is by turning off the immune cells so that they are no longer able to fight the cancer. This may allow for the tumor to continue growing. If the tumor is removed, a weakened immune system may allow the cancer to come back.

The Immune System Has a Hard Time Recognizing and Destroying Cancer Without Help

 

Many scientists believe that your immune system can better fight cancer if it gets a signal to “wake up” and help it recognize hidden cancer.

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