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Biological Therapy
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Biological Therapy?

Possible side effects include:

  • Red, sore area where injection was given
  • Flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, gastrointestinal upset)
  • Fatigue
  • Allergic reactions (cough, wheezing, skin rash)
  • Confusion, disorientation, depression

Special Considerations

These treatments can cause extreme fatigue. It is important to get as much rest as possible when your body is fighting cancer. Talk with your doctor about how best you can minimize side effects and the discomforts that come with treatment. Also make certain that you do not take any medications (prescription, over-the-counter, or herbal supplements) without first checking with the physician in charge of your biological therapy.