Treating certain types of melanoma (a kind of skin cancer). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. Yervoy is a monoclonal antibody. It works by helping the immune system to recognize and kill the cancer cells.
Yervoy (ipilimumab) is used to treat a type of skin cancer called melanoma, and is part of the CTLA-4 antagonist drug class. Yervoy helps to prevent the spread of cancer cells in the body.