Karen Lee, NP, explains the importance of keeping patients with cancer hopeful but realistic when starting immunotherapies.
Karen Lee, NP, from Mount Sinai Health Systems, explains the importance of maintaining a patient's expectations with immunotherapy.
While the buzz surrounding immunotherapy is exciting, the treatment is still effective for a relatively small subset of patients with cancer. Because of that, Lee stresses keeping patients hopeful, but realistic. She suggests that providers remind patients that whether an immunotherapy works or not, the care team will remain with them throughout.