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Immunotherapy for Cancer — This Lauded Breakthrough Is Far More Dangerous Than Advertised

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  • Immunotherapy drugs, aka checkpoint inhibitors, are considered a breakthrough in cancer treatment, but side effects are severe, even lethal, and occur in anywhere from 20 to more than 50 percent of patients
  • Chimeric antigen receptor technology (CAR-T) involves genetically reengineering a patient’s immune cells to target tumor-associated antigens, thereby destroying malignant cells
  • While effective in killing cancer, the treatment often creates out-of-control cytokine storms, resulting in life-threatening effects, as well as acute onset of type 1 diabetes and other surprising ailments

By Dr. Mercola

Immunotherapy drugs are considered the latest and greatest breakthrough in conventional cancer treatment. Chimeric antigen receptor technology (CAR-T) has raised a great deal of hope, and an equal measure of concern.


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