What is Provenge?
Provenge is an immunotherapy that is designed to reprogram your body’s
immune cells to attack advanced prostate cancer cells. By jumpstarting
immune cells already in your body, Provenge therapy helps you take the
fight against advanced prostate cancer into your own hands.
What are the benefits of Provenge?
Provenge is a personalized treatment process that collects and reprograms
your body’s own immune cells. Other important benefits of Provenge are:
Provenge is proven to help men live longer. Three years after the start
of a clinical trial, more men treated with Provenge were alive than men
no treated with Provenge.
Most side effects of Provenge are generally mild to moderate. The most
common side effects are chills, fatigue, fever, back pain, nausea, joint
ache, and headache.
Is Provenge Right for You?
Provenge is a treatment option for certain men with metastatic castrate
resistant prostate cancer. You may be able to receive Provenge therapy if:
You are on hormone therapy and have rising PSA levels Your cancer has spread
from the prostate to other places, such as your bones You are not taking
narcotics for cancer-related pain