Immunotherapy is a new and innovative treatment that helps your body to defend itself against cancer. It works with your immune system to fight and destroy cancer cells. 

Information for patients

Our Immunotherapy Patient Education Programme launched in May 2019. This nurse-led initiative aims to provide our patients with information on how immunotherapy works and what to expect while receiving treatment. 

Immunotherapy videos

Our Cancer Specialist Nursing Team here at the Mater Hospital want you to feel informed about how your immunotherapy treatment works, the potential side effects you may have, and also where to look for support if you need it. We are here to support you every step of the way on your cancer journey. Below are videos that provide helpful and useful information for patients about Immunotherapy. 

Professor Higgins explains Immunotherapy as a treatment for cancer

Our Cancer Nursing Team answer frequently asked questions about Immunotherapy