FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION

Support organizations

Here’s a list of organizations that provide support and information for men with prostate cancer and their caregivers.
Education and Support Organizations
National Alliance of State Prostate Cancer Coalitions (NASPCC)
Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC)
Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN)
UsTOO International
ZERO—The End of Prostate Cancer
General Cancer Resources and Guidelines
American Cancer Society (ACS)
Cancer Support Community
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Comprehensive
Cancer Network® (NCCN®)
Professional Societies
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO): People Living With Cancer
American Urological Association (AUA)
National Urology Health Hotline
National Medical Association (NMA)

PROVENGE FAQ

How do I know if my cancer has spread beyond the prostate?

What is PROVENGE?

When should I consider PROVENGE?

What are the benefits of PROVENGE for me?

What side effects can occur with PROVENGE?

Is PROVENGE different from other therapies?

How does PROVENGE affect PSA level?

What kind of testing should I be getting to help manage my prostate cancer?

As a caregiver, how can I help?

Tips and tools for caregivers

Think about when to lead and when to let your loved one lead. This may shift during the course of your journey together, but being aware of it can be helpful.
Your partner's medical office should be able to supply you with his test results. Talk to your partner about them. If a medical term or the meaning of his results are unclear, there are many support organizations with sites that can help. You'll find a number of them at the top of this page. You may also want to keep a list of questions ready for your next doctor visit.
Additional resources on cancer and caregiving:
Caregiver Action Network
The Caregiver Action Network is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age.
Hope Connections for Cancer Support
A helpful resource that offers education and support for individuals with cancer and their caregivers.
Us Too: “A Forum for Her” Support Group for Female Caregivers
A regular conference call series (and invitation-only Facebook group) which provides women with important peer-to-peer support.
Us Too: A Prostate Cancer Forum for Gay Men and Their Partners
An ongoing conference call series which provides gay men and their partners with important peer-to-peer support.
ZERO: Caregiver Connector Program
A peer-to-peer support program for those currently caring for men with prostate cancer as well as those who have lost their loved one due to this disease.
Help him make the most of his doctor appointments
For patients taking PROVENGE, it’s important to keep all scheduled treatment appointments and arrive prepared
Each dose of PROVENGE is custom made and manufactured specifically for your loved one, from his own cells, in a state-of-the-art facility. His specialized dose is delivered directly to his urologist's or oncologist’s office. Dendreon strives to deliver his PROVENGE treatment on time
Each dose of PROVENGE has a short shelf life. If your loved one misses an infusion appointment, his personal dose of PROVENGE will expire and can no longer be used
Set appointment reminders on your calendar
Help him stay positive
Encourage him to discuss his concerns, any pain, and any symptoms with his doctors and nurses. If he does choose PROVENGE, he will probably be introduced to a new nurse or two throughout the process. Nurses are great resources
Suggest he try out a support group so he can talk with other men living with prostate cancer. Some support groups are online, so he can participate from the comfort of his own home and with the convenience of his own computer. Remind him he can sign up anonymously for most discussion groups
Ask him to consider seeing a counselor or therapist who can provide support
Take time for yourself
Your health and happiness can go a long way toward your loved one’s well-being
Don’t forget to set aside time to do the things you love
Ask about resources for caregivers in the doctor’s office, in addition to resources for your loved one
Remember that you can also connect with others online from the comfort of your own home and with the convenience of your own computer

The PROVENGE patient brochure

Learn more about when and why PROVENGE might be the right treatment for you

The PROVENGE Treatment Guide

Learn what to expect with PROVENGE
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INDICATION

PROVENGE® (sipuleucel-T) is a prescription medicine used to treat certain men with advanced prostate cancer. PROVENGE is an established cellular immunotherapy and is customized to each individual by using his own immune cells.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Before receiving PROVENGE®, tell your doctor about any medical conditions, including heart or lung problems, or if you have had a stroke.