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Title: PROVENGE - An Innovative Prostate Cancer Treatment


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PROVENGE All You Need to Know!
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  • PROVENGE Also called the Vaccine treatment for
    prostate cancer! Unlike traditional vaccines,
    which boost the bodys immune system to help
    prevent infections, this vaccine boosts the
    immune system to help it attack prostate cancer
    cells.

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  • What Types Of Prostate Cancer Does PROVENGE
    Immunotherapy Treat?
  • Minimally symptomatic metastatic castrate
    resistant (hormone refractory) prostate cancer
  • Patients cannot have moderate to severe prostate
    cancer pain (or be on narcotics for
    cancer-related pain)
  • Metastases must be limited to bone or soft tissue
    only (no lung, liver or brain metastases)
  • Patients cannot have had chemotherapy in the
    previous three months
  • The patient must be able to perform tasks
    necessary for daily living

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  • 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

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  • Is Prostate Cancer Immunotherapy - PROVENGE
    Approved by FDA?
  • PROVENGE is an FDA-approved immunotherapy
    treatment for prostate cancer that harnesses the
    power of the patients own immune system to
    identify and target prostate cancer cells. This
    is also known as autologous cellular
    immunotherapy.

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  • Possible Side Effects of PROVENGE
  • Side effects from the vaccine tend to be milder
    than those from hormone therapy or chemotherapy.
    Common side effects can include fever, chills,
    fatigue, back and joint pain, nausea, and
    headache. These most often start during the cell
    infusions and last no more than a couple of days.

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  • How Long It Takes for PROVENGE Therapy?
  • PROVENGE immunotherapy treatment typically takes
    six weeks, and is administered in three infusions
    every two weeks.

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  • Kansas City Urology Care An Exclusive Provider
    of PROVENGE
  • Kansas City Urology Care is an exclusive provider
    of PROVENGE. PROVENGE is the first approved
    immunotherapy for advanced prostate cancer.
  • For More Details,
  • Call 913.341.7985
  • Visit kcurology.com/conditions/prostate-cancer.htm
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