ICYMI: February 23, 2018

Published on February 23, 2018

Updated on November 1, 2019

ICYMI: February 23, 2018

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Can you vaccinate yourself against cancer?

WEDNESDAY, February 21 (CNN) — The thought of a vaccine might conjure up memories of that flu shot you get each year, or taking your kids to get their immunizations against polio or measles. Cancer rarely comes to mind when most people think of vaccines, but that appears to be changing.

Over several decades, cancer vaccines have emerged as a form of immunotherapy, a treatment approach that stimulates or restores the body’s own immune system to either help prevent cancer from developing or help treat an existing cancer.

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