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What is Yervoy?

Yervoy, which is also called ipilimumab, is a drug that treats melanoma after it has spread to other parts of the body or if it cannot be removed by surgery. More than half of people receiving Yervoy in a study lived at least 10 months, but a few people experienced dramatic results -- surviving six years later.

Yervoy is a strong drug with potentially dangerous side effects. Patients receive the drug through an intravenous (IV) line under the care of a healthcare provider.

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