Exciting advancements have been made in the field of cancer treatment in recent years. Among them is Provenge. You may already be familiar with chemotherapy and radiation therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer and other types of cancer. However, Provenge is different. It’s a type of immunotherapy, which works by harnessing the power of your body’s own immune system to fight advanced prostate cancer.
Provenge is clinically proven to help men with metastatic prostate cancer live longer. And unlike chemotherapy and radiation therapy, men using Provenge have a short course of treatment. One course of Provenge requires only six appointments within a month. Another significant benefit of Provenge is that most of the side effects are mild or moderate. They may include fever, chills, fatigue, and headache.
To find out if this type of cancer treatment is right for you, you can contact Urology Associates, P.C. at 888-656-0667 and schedule a consultation with a urologist in Nashville. Our practice also offers sophisticated treatment options for erectile dysfunction, kidney stones, and incontinence.