A Slice of Life Post: Immunotherapy

 

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Hello everyone! I hope all is well with you. Well, I’m back this week with another Slice of Life Post. I took the month of March off because the Two Writing Teachers were doing Slices with their classrooms during that month, but I’m back now and sharing another Slice of my Life with all of you.

During the month of March, a friend of mine had a family member diagnosed with cancer. I learned of this the same week I learned of a new therapy for cancer. It’s called Immunotherapy.

This type of therapy trains your immune system to attack cancer cells and kill them while leaving healthy cells alone. There are no side effects to this type of treatment unlike chemotherapy.

Here’s a video that explains it:

 

Immunotherapy

 

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This procedure has a ninety percent success rate so far. When I compare this to chemotherapy, it’s a no-brainer. There are no side effects and no residual damage to the body after treatment, with chemotherapy there is. Chemotherapy is very hard on the body and can leave permanent damage. For example, numbness in the hands and feet.

Imagine how my anxiety skyrocketed when I thought I’d lose the ability to type.  Was chemotherapy worth it at that point? I give you a reluctant yes only because of my family. If I had been single, without children, and unable to write, I would’ve been hard pressed to continue treatment. Fortunately, now there’s dictation software, but I didn’t think of that at the time.

So, I’m very excited about this new treatment and I immediately told my friend about it. Researchers are conducting clinical trials as I type this, and I relayed this information to my friend. Cancer is an epidemic right now and this just might be our cure.

Photo credit: Libertas Academica via Visualhunt / CC BY

 

I thought I’d get the word out to you, my lovely followers, just in case you know someone who needs this treatment. Thanks for stopping by and reading my post! If you have any information you’d like to share, leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you!

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About Lisa Orchard

I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.
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14 Responses to A Slice of Life Post: Immunotherapy

  1. Adrienne says:

    I think there are a lot of non-traditional ways of healing that are often overlooked. I had severe eczema all over my body for a few years. Traditional medicine kept giving me topical solutions. I went to a naturopath and we worked together to find the cause. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. sharonledwith says:

    Cheers for sharing this post, Lisa. I wish my brother would have been offered this treatment two years ago. Hugs!

  3. jhaworthoy says:

    How interesting. I am all for using alternative methods. I wish my good friend had had this opportunity to check into this. Thanks for posting it and informing us.

  4. Bernadette says:

    The cure for cancer is almost as bad as the disease. Thanks for sharing this treatment.

  5. Thanks for sharing the info about immunotherapy. I had cancer l 1/2 years ago, but I don’t think mine was curable with this new method. I can attest to the fact that chemo does take its toll. I now have neuropathy in both feet and less so in my legs. The area where I was radiated is also always a bit tender and uncomfortable. But you know what? I’m alive, and the cancer is gone, so I’m happy with the treatment I got and the results…so far.

    • Lisa Orchard says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Barbara! I too had cancer a year and a half ago, and I too have neuropathy. However, I’m alive and I get to watch my kids grow up, so it’s all good. I’m just excited because this new therapy has no side effects. No one will lose their hair or go through all the symptoms of chemotherapy. I’m hoping this new treatment is the answer. 🙂 I just wanted to get the word out. 🙂

  6. That’s interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  7. That’s really cool! I hope this works! 😀

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