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, talk to your doctor about a referral.
To locate a doctor that can administer PROVENGE, simply enter your ZIP code in our Doctor Locator.
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.
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 may be right for PROVENGE.
It is important to talk to your doctor about getting a bone scan to help determine
if your cancer has spread. 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
Below are some examples of questions that may help you
at your next doctor’s appointment.
- What are the possible advantages of taking PROVENGE?
- What are the possible side effects of PROVENGE?
- 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?
More than 90% of Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) patients receiving PROVENGE are expected to have minimal to no out-of-pocket
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