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What is PROVENGE? Learn about Immunotherapy for Prostate Cancer

prostate cancer is the second most

common cancer in American men according

to the American Cancer Society about one

in nine men will be diagnosed with

prostate cancer during his lifetime

Provenge is an established cellular

immunotherapy used to treat certain men

with advanced prostate cancer Provenge

is customized to each individual and is

made from his own immune cells

if you recently learned that your

prostate cancer has progressed to

metastatic disease you likely have a lot

of questions what is mcrp see what

happens next and what are my options the

immune system is made of a variety of

cells working together as the body's

defense against foreign substances such

as disease and cancer eventually cancer

may overwhelm or hide from your immune

system and spread or metastasize to

other areas of the body when this occurs

in your prostate cancer is resistant to

hormone therapy it is known as

metastatic castration resistant prostate

cancer or mcrp see the immune system is

made of a variety of cells working

together as the body's defense against

foreign substances such as disease and

cancer one of the natural abilities of

the immune system is to detect abnormal

cells including cancer cells an attack

or prevent them from spreading

in some cases cancer may overwhelm or

hide from your immune system and may

spread or metastasize to other areas of

the body immunotherapy is the prevention

or treatment of disease with substances

that may stimulate an immune response

the immune system has memory and can

recognize substances it has encountered

previously

immunotherapy is designed to boost the

immune system to target and attack

advanced prostate cancer this is why

immunotherapy empowers the immune system

to fight the cancer immediately and

allow the effects to last over time

Provenge is an established cellular

immunotherapy used to treat certain men

with advanced prostate cancer Provenge

is customized to each individual by

using his own immune cells the process

begins with collecting your immune cells

and sending them to a state-of-the-art

facility

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when your cells arrive they are

activated and turned into Provenge to

fight your advanced prostate cancer

approximately three days later the cells

are infused back into the patient this

process occurs two more times

the Provenge treatment process can be

completed in six appointments throughout

the course of about a month with

Provenge

your cells are ready to target and

attack your prostate cancer Provenge

extends the life for certain men with

mcrp see data from an exploratory

analysis of the pivotal Phase three

trial called impact suggests that

certain men who received probe edged

with a PSA less than or equal to twenty

two point one nanograms per milliliter

when they started treatment saw an

improvement to median overall survival

of over one year data from a study

called procede which was the largest

real-world study of Amino therapy shows

that men with mcrp c who are treated

with Provenge

when their PSA was less than or equal to

five point two seven nanograms per

milliliter lived nearly four years of

those men

44% did not receive any additional

cancer treatments for at least one year

the most common side effects of Provenge

are generally mild to moderate and well

tolerated some men have experienced

serious adverse events when receiving

Provenge please see important safety

information following this video

with treatment that is completed in

about a month

Provenge is designed to fit your

lifestyle think more about special

occasions think less about cancer start

Provenge today

visit Provenge comm to learn more and

find a local physician

the indication Provenge is a

prescription medication used to treat

certain men with advanced prostate

cancer Provenge is an established

cellular immunotherapy that 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

tell your doctor about any medicines you

take including prescription and

non-prescription drugs vitamin C or

dietary supplements 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 is made from your

lone immune cells which are collected

during a process called Luca phoresis

the cells are processed returned and

then infused back into the patient

through an IV intravenous infusion

approximately three days later this

process is completed in three cycles

about two weeks apart each infusion

takes approximately one hour and

requires 30 minutes of post infusion

monetary Provenge infusion can cause

serious reactions tell your doctor right

away of you have signs of a heart attack

or lung problems such as trouble

breathing chest pains racing or

irregular heartbeats high or low blood

pressure dizziness fainting nausea or

vomiting have signs of a stroke such as

numbness or weakness on one side of the

body decreased vision in one eye or

difficulty speaking develop symptoms of

thrombosis which may include pain and/or

swelling of an arm or leg with

over the affected area discoloration of

an arm or leg shortness of breath chest

pain that worsens on deep breathing have

signs of infection such as fever over

100 degrees Fahrenheit redness or pain

at the infusion or collection sites tell

your doctor about any side effects 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 WWF ta gov slash MedWatch

or call one 800 ft a one zero eight

eight please see accompanying full

prescribing information

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