Possible side effects from melanoma immunotherapy treatment
Remember….Awareness and early treatment
- How often and how severe the side effects are can vary from person to person.
- Your medical team will go through the possible side effects and monitor you closely through treatment to help manage them.
- Early intervention can help you and the health team manage side effects better.
- Keeping a diary may help you monitor your side effects effectively
How soon and how often should I expect to experience immunotherapy side effects?
The example graph below shows typical timings of the start of side effects when melanoma patients were treated Ipilimumab. This is a type of immunotherapy, known as an immune check-point inhibitor. Side effects can vary by the type of treatment and differ between patients.