Aldesleukin

Aldesleukin

This chemotherapy and  cancer drugs article is about Aldesleukin a biological therapy (sometimes known as immunotherapy), in which substances that occur naturally in the body are manufactured and used to combat cancers by stimulating the body’s own immune system.  It is a colourless fluid usually given as an injection on an outpatient basis.  Aldesleukin used to be known as interleukin-2 or IL2.  It is largely used for renal cell carcinoma. Side effects can be severe, but it is the only treatment ever documented to ’cure’ RCC, says Dr Hembry.

Side effects can include: flu-like symptoms, tiredness, nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, skin changes.  Heart and kidney function can be affected, depending on the dose given but this will be monitored throughout the treatment.

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