Advanced Prostate Cancer Support

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Patient resources

CancerCare
800-813-HOPE
www.cancercare.org

Cancer Support Community
202-659-9709
www.cancersupportcommunity.org/

Malecare
212-673-4920
www.malecare.org

Men’s Health Network
202-543-MHN-1 ext. 101
www.menshealthnetwork.org

National Association of State Prostate Cancer Coalitions
877-NASPCC-8
www.naspcc.org

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
888-650-9127
www.canceradvocacy.org

Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC)
866-477-6788
303-316-4685
www.prostateconditions.org

Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN)
781-487-2239
www.prostatehealthed.org

The Prostate Net
888-477-6763
www.prostate-online.com

UsTOO International
800-80-UsTOO
630-795-1002
www.ustoo.org

Women Against Prostate Cancer
202-543-6461 ext. 101
www.womenagainstprostatecancer.org

ZERO – The Project to End Prostate Cancer
888-245-9455
202-463-9455
www.zerocancer.org

Professional societies

American Cancer Society (ACS)
800-ACS-2345
www.cancer.org

American Urological Association (AUA)
800-828-7866
National Urology Health Hotline
www.urologyhealth.org

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO): People Living with Cancer
703-797-1914
www.cancer.net/portal/site/patient

Other resources

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
800-4-CANCER
www.cancer.gov

National Cancer Institute: Prostate Cancer
800-4-CANCER
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/prostate

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Who Is PROVENGE For?

PROVENGE® (sipuleucel-T) is a prescription medicine that is used to treat certain patients with advanced prostate cancer. PROVENGE is made from your own immune cells.
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INDICATION

PROVENGE® (sipuleucel-T) is a prescription medicine that is used to treat certain patients with advanced prostate cancer. PROVENGE is made from your own immune cells.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

  • Before getting PROVENGE, tell your doctor about all your medical problems, including problems with your heart or lungs, or if you have had a stroke
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription drugs, vitamins, and dietary supplements
  • PROVENGE is made from your own immune cells, collected approximately 3 days before each scheduled infusion of PROVENGE. The collection is called “leukapheresis” (pronounced loo-kuh-fuh-REE-sis). You will get PROVENGE in 3 intravenous infusions (put into your veins), about 2 weeks apart. Each infusion takes about 60 minutes. You will then be monitored for at least 30 minutes. Your doctor will give you a schedule for your cell collection and infusion appointments. It is very important that you arrive on time for your appointments
  • The most common side effects of PROVENGE include chills, fatigue, fever, back pain, nausea, joint ache, and headache. These are not all the possible side effects of PROVENGE treatment
  • PROVENGE infusion can cause serious reactions. Tell your doctor right away if you:
    • Have breathing problems, chest pains, racing heart or irregular heartbeats, high or low blood pressure, dizziness, fainting, nausea, or vomiting after getting PROVENGE. Any of these may be signs of heart or lung problems
    • Develop numbness or weakness on one side of the body, decreased vision in one eye, or difficulty speaking. Any of these may be signs of a stroke
    • Develop symptoms of thrombosis which may include: pain and/or swelling of an arm or leg with warmth over the affected area, discoloration of an arm or leg, unexplained shortness of breath, chest pain that worsens on deep breathing
    • Get a fever over 100°F, or redness or pain at the infusion or collections sites. Any of these may be signs of infection
  • Tell your doctor about any side effect that concerns you or does not go away. For more information, talk with your doctor

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Click here for full Prescribing Information.

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INDICATION

PROVENGE® (sipuleucel-T) is a prescription medicine that is used to treat certain patients with advanced prostate cancer. PROVENGE is made from your own immune cells.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

  • Before getting PROVENGE, tell your doctor about all your medical problems, including problems with your heart or lungs, or if you have had a stroke
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription drugs, vitamins, and dietary supplements
  • PROVENGE is made from your own immune cells, collected approximately 3 days before each scheduled infusion of PROVENGE. The collection is called “leukapheresis” (pronounced loo-kuh-fuh-REE-sis). You will get PROVENGE in 3 intravenous infusions (put into your veins), about 2 weeks apart. Each infusion takes about 60 minutes. You will then be monitored for at least 30 minutes. Your doctor will give you a schedule for your cell collection and infusion appointments. It is very important that you arrive on time for your appointments
  • The most common side effects of PROVENGE include chills, fatigue, fever, back pain, nausea, joint ache, and headache. These are not all the possible side effects of PROVENGE treatment
  • PROVENGE infusion can cause serious reactions. Tell your doctor right away if you:
    • Have breathing problems, chest pains, racing heart or irregular heartbeats, high or low blood pressure, dizziness, fainting, nausea, or vomiting after getting PROVENGE. Any of these may be signs of heart or lung problems
    • Develop numbness or weakness on one side of the body, decreased vision in one eye, or difficulty speaking. Any of these may be signs of a stroke
    • Develop symptoms of thrombosis which may include: pain and/or swelling of an arm or leg with warmth over the affected area, discoloration of an arm or leg, unexplained shortness of breath, chest pain that worsens on deep breathing
    • Get a fever over 100°F, or redness or pain at the infusion or collections sites. Any of these may be signs of infection
  • Tell your doctor about any side effect that concerns you or does not go away. For more information, talk with your doctor

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Click here for full Prescribing Information.