CANCER: ARE PROBIOTICS MAKING IMMUNOTHERAPY LESS EFFECTIVE?
Immunotherapy is a cancer treatment with several benefits. For this reason, improving its effectiveness is vital. In studying the gut microbiome, scientists have found some rather unusual results.Probiotic supplements may hinder cancer treatment.
Cancer immunotherapy is a relatively young field.
However, it has the potential for long-term remission and less likely side effects.
According to the Cancer Research Institute, scientists have shown that it is effective at treating cancers that are resistant to both chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Immunotherapy works by helping the immune system fight off the disease. Cancer cells normally go undetected by the immune system, but the treatment uses drugs and other substances to produce a stronger response.
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