Dr. David Steensma, expert on acute myeloid leukemia (AML), explains that immunotherapy means helping your immune system fight off the abnormal cells in this cancer or replacing them with healthy cells from a donor. When cells are replaced it is called a stem cell transplant. Other forms of immunotherapy stimulate or attack certain parts of a cancer-fighting cell or cancer cell. They may be in the form of medication given along with chemotherapy.
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