“We have an immune system that is designed to recognize native and non-native cells that can harm us. The problem is, it doesn’t always work. Other times, it works against us,” says Stephen Lynch, MD, Primary Care and Intake Physician at Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

The immune system has one job: to fight off the bad in your body that show up as illnesses and infections. But when you have cancer, it’s not as simple as the good fighting the bad. Read more on why it’s so complicated.

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Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) is a national network of five hospitals that serves adult patients who are fighting cancer. CTCA® offers an integrative approach to care that combines advancements in genomic testing and precision cancer treatment, surgery, radiation, immunotherapy and chemotherapy, with evidence-informed supportive therapies designed to help patients physically and emotionally by enhancing their quality of life while managing side effects both during and after treatment. You can follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIN and YouTube.