BAVENCIO® (avelumab) is an immunotherapy—a medicine that may help your immune system fight certain types of cancer
About your immune system and cancer
- The immune system is a part of your body that fights diseases to keep you healthy
- One job of your immune system is to remove cells that are becoming cancerous
- Over time, cancer cells may be able to stop your immune system from attacking them
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BAVENCIO may engage both your adaptive and innate immune systems
BAVENCIO can cause your immune system to attack normal organs and tissues and can affect the way they work. These problems can sometimes become serious or life-threatening and can lead to death.