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