Cancer immunotherapy has many faces. One of them are checkpoint inhibitors, such as pembrolizumab, which is a humanized monoclonal antibody against programmed death 1 (PD-1).
The New England Journal of Medicine just published results from a phase 3 cinical trial, showing that immunotherapy with the PD-1 inhibitor pembrolizumab is more effective in the treatment of PD-L1 positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) than chemotherapy.
These results do not only show the potential of cancer immunotherapy but also highlights the importance of getting your cancer tissue tested for genetic characteristics and surface markers to find the best treatment option for you.
here at the Hallwang clinic we offer a holistic and comprehensive treatment strategy combining cutting-edge medical treatments along with complementary and supportive techniques offered by our experts at the clinic, such as Guided Imagery (Visualization) and Relaxation. Longstanding research has shown that Guided Imagery and Relaxation helps reduce adverse side effects during cancer treatments such as fatigue, pain, stress or anxiety, while some studies even suggest a boost of the immune system.
Guided Imagery consists of relaxation plus gently focused and directed imagination. It is a process that involves sensate experiences as well as feelings that can be done by most everybody. Almost 100% of people who use this technique would recommend it to others. One can download various Guided Imagery and Relaxation recordings online.
In accordance with the research literature we offer personalized guided imagery with a trained psychologist as an optional part of the integrative cancer treatment here at Hallwang Clinic.