Talk to Your Doctor About PROVENGE
If you are interested in PROVENGE, it is important to talk to your doctor to find
out if the time is right to start your treatment.
Some doctors may not have the facilities needed to administer PROVENGE. If your doctor isn’t
equipped to provide PROVENGE, don’t worry, just ask to be referred to a doctor who is able to provide
While talking to your doctor, It is important to remember that PROVENGE may not
affect your PSA levels. In the PROVENGE clinical trials,
the main goal was not to lower PSA levels—it was to extend life. So even if your PSA levels do not go
down, PROVENGE may help you live longer.
To locate a doctor that can administer PROVENGE, simply enter your ZIP code in our
Talk to your doctor about bone scans
Bone scans provide your doctor with important information regarding the spread of
prostate cancer and how the disease is progressing.
When prostate cancer spreads, or becomes metastatic, it
usually moves into the bones, the most common area being the spine. This is why bone scans are an
important step to take when determining whether or not the time is right for PROVENGE.
It is important to talk to your doctor about getting a bone scan to help determine
if your cancer has metastasized. Along with increasing PSA levels, a bone scan can help
to give your doctor a better idea of whether or not immunotherapy
is an option.
Questions to ask your doctor about PROVENGE
The Doctor Discussion Guide is designed to give you the questions you need when
talking to your doctor.
Below are some examples of questions from the discussion guide that will help you
at your next doctor’s appointment.
- What are the advantages of taking PROVENGE?
- Does PROVENGE have any side effects?
- How is PROVENGE administered and how long does it take?
- Do I need to get bone scans or other tests before my course of treatment with PROVENGE?
- Does your office administer PROVENGE?
- If not, do you recommend a doctor that does? How can I get started with PROVENGE?
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