Possible side effects
All cancer therapies are associated with some side effects that may impact on daily life to a lesser or greater extent. As immunotherapy affects the immune system, this may cause inflammation in different parts of the body. This can happen during treatment or some months after treatment has finished. Generally, many side effects can be dealt with if treated promptly and it is therefore important to let your medical team know if you experience anything unusual for you. In some people, these side effects could be life-long and can occasionally be life-threatening.
We have created detailed information on immunotherapy side effects, here.
If you have any worries or concerns, please contact your medical team or call our:
Melanoma Helpline on 0808 801 0777
Other types of immunotherapy treatment
T-VEC is another type of immunotherapy treatment that is injected directly into the melanomas on the surface of the skin and it is only suitable for some people. For more information on T-VEC see here.
There may be clinical trials looking at new treatments to treat your type of melanoma.
For more information on clinical trials see the Melanoma TrialFinder.