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Cytokines activate cancer fighting T-Cells within the body
Cytokine Therapy Benefits
- Uses the body’s immune system to fight cancer.
- Activates T-Cells, which destroy cancer cells.
- Prevents cancer spread.
- Enhances the healing of normal cells damaged by chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
In the fight against cancer, one of the first steps is boosting the immune system to nhance the body’s natural ability to fight invaders. Immunotherapy has proven successful in decreasing cancer cells in the body. An integral part of immunotherapy is the administering of cytokines. Cytokines are types of molecules that are secreted by cells which communicate with other cells. Typical cytokines are interferon or interleukin. However, some cytokines can either help or hinder cancer growth. By using the right cytokine type, it can communicate with cancer fighting T-cells and stimulate macrophages, cells that consume toxic substances
Using Cytokines to Fight Cancer:
Cytokine Cancer Therapy uses either natural or lab produced cytokines to help the immune system react to cancer cells and destroy them. Cytokine Therapy seeks out cancer cells throughout the body and also prevents growth. Cytokines are also known as biological response modifiers, which change how the immune system interacts with cancer cells. A typical therapy involves adding interferons or interleukins into the bloodstream. Both of these cytokines communicate with the immune system and facilitate type 1 helper T cells, which are the key to fighting cancer cells. T helper cells are an aggressive type of white blood cell which can activate cancer cell killing T cells and enhance activity of macrophages – cells that consume malignant substances. Now that T cells are activated, the immune system fights the cancer cells and can reduce its growth and in some cases can diminish the cancer mass and reduce its threat. Cytokine Therapy is used along with other cancer treatments and can assist in healing cell damage from chemotherapy or radiation therapy.