Colorectal Cancer

Frequently Asked Questions

19. Are there therapies that use a person's own immune system to fight colorectal cancer?

Yes. One treatment, biological therapy, stimulates the immune system's ability to fight cancer. In this therapy, substances made by the body or in a laboratory are used to boost, direct, or restore the body's natural defenses against disease.

Another term for biological therapy is immunotherapy. At the moment, biological therapies are not standard therapy. They are experimental treatments.