Cancer vaccines are a form of biological therapy. While other vaccines (like ones for measles or mumps) are given before you get sick cancer vaccines are given after you have cancer. Cancer vaccines may help your body fight the cancer and keep it from coming back.
Doctors are learning more all the time about cancer vaccines. They are now doing research about how cancer vaccines can help people diagnosed with melanoma, lymphoma, kidney, breast, ovarian, prostate, colon and rectal cancers.
How can I learn more about cancer and its treatment?
You can find out more from this NCI service:
Cancer Information Service
Toll-free: 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
TTY (for deaf and hard-of-hearing callers):
Source: National Cancer Institute