Cancers inhibit the normal immune response through a variety of mechanisms, enabling malignant cells to grow and spread.1,6 Patients with a compromised immune system may have an increased incidence of cancer and are more
likely to develop malignant tumors.
There is a dynamic relationship between a patient's immune system and tumor cells. Normally, the immune system is capable of eliminating tumor cells.
However, the more compromised or suppressed a patient's immune system is, the more likely it
is that tumor cells will use evasive techniques to avoid the immune system.11