Monoclonal antibodies are the type of biological
therapy used for lymphoma. They are proteins made in
the lab that can bind to cancer cells. They help the
immune system kill lymphoma cells. People receive
this treatment through a vein at the doctor’s office,
clinic, or hospital.
Flu-like symptoms such as fever, chills, headache,
weakness, and nausea may occur. Most side effects are
easy to treat. Rarely, a person may have more serious
side effects, such as breathing problems, low blood
pressure, or severe skin rashes.