T-Cells: The Dark Side

What we thought was cancer’s worst enemy can actually become the brain’s biggest threat.

Katelyn Won
Feb 18 · 7 min read

My grandfather was diagnosed with bladder cancer when I was only a few years old. He suffered throughout his late sixties and is still recovering today. His treatment involved many chemotherapy sessions, but doctors have been suggesting for him to try other therapies — therapies involving T-cells.

T-cells are responsible for terminating cancerous cells in our bodies. There are even immunotherapies that involve…