Immunotherapy Specialist

Hermosa Medical and Diagnostic Center

Urgent Care & Multi-Specialty Center located in Hermosa, Chicago, IL

Immunotherapy is a powerful weapon in the fight against cancer. Hermosa Medical and Diagnostic Center in Chicago, Illinois, delivers ongoing care to cancer patients by administering immunotherapy treatments that help your body destroy cancer cells. The practice also offers on-site imaging and lab services, including IV treatments. Patients can receive diagnostics and immunotherapy in a comfortable, convenient setting. To learn more, call Hermosa Medical and Diagnostic Center today or schedule an appointment online.

Immunotherapy Q & A

What is immunotherapy?

Your immune system is designed to fight harmful pathogens, any virus, bacterium, or other microorganisms that can cause disease. But with some help, it can destroy cancer cells too. Immunotherapy is a cutting-edge treatment for many types of cancer. With immunotherapy, your body learns to target and fight cancer cells.

Immunotherapy can:

  • Stop or slow the growth of cancerous tissues
  • Stop cancer from spreading
  • Teach your immune system to destroy cancer cells

Many forms of immunotherapy are available. You might receive immunotherapy alone or as part of a broader treatment strategy. Your oncologist can help you decide which approach is right for you.

Once you're ready for immunotherapy, Hermosa Medical and Diagnostic Center delivers your prescribed treatment. The team provides the support you need to achieve the best result.

How does immunotherapy fight cancer?

Traditional cancer treatments like chemotherapy do a great job of destroying cancer cells. But they also harm healthy tissues. Immunotherapy targets cancer while sparing healthy cells. So immunotherapy causes far fewer side effects.

Immunotherapy also teaches your body how to identify cancer cells. If your cancer ever returns, your body can start fighting back right away. Once you go into remission, immunotherapy helps you to stay cancer-free.

What happens during an immunotherapy treatment?

Immunotherapy is usually administered intravenously. Hermosa Medical and Diagnostic Center offers IV treatments on-site, so there's no need to visit a hospital or cancer clinic. Instead, you can receive your immunotherapy in a familiar setting. The Hermosa Medical and Diagnostic Center team offers supportive care during each IV treatment.

Some forms of immunotherapy can be delivered by injection. The team can explain what kind of immunotherapy you need. The friendly office staff also helps you schedule your future appointments. Most patients will need regular IV treatments or injections.

Immunotherapy isn't a quick fix. In some cases, you might also need radiation or surgery to fight your cancer. Many cancer patients also undergo regular imaging tests to measure the treatment’s success.

As part of your treatment, Hermosa Medical and Diagnostic Center offers on-site imaging and lab testing. No matter what tests you need, you can receive your services at one convenient office.

Let Hermosa Medical and Diagnostic Center provide the cancer care you need. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.