CAR T-cell therapy isn't for everyone. CAR T is currently available to help treat some blood cancers:
CAR T may be available if:
CAR T-cell therapy uses your own immune cells—specifically, your T cells. CAR T involves:
Collecting your T cells from your blood and sending them to a specialized facility
Changing your T cells into CAR T cells
Returning your CAR T cells to your blood, where they may help your immune cells find and fight cancer
Read on to learn more.
Normally, T cells help to find and fight off infections and cancer cells in the body.
In some cancers, your T cells are not able to “see” the cancer cells. This may allow cancer to grow.
CAR T can help your T cells fight cancer again. It does this by adding a CAR to your T cells. CAR stands for Chimeric Antigen Receptor.
Once in your body, your CAR T cells can help find and fight cancer cells.
CAR T has provided patients with another option to treat their blood cancer.
After receiving CAR T, some patients may experience symptoms and side effects .