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Sipuleucel-T is prescribed to treat prostate cancer that does not respond to certain types of cancer treatment. It works by using the body's own immune cells to attack the prostate cancer cells. It is administered by your healthcare provider using an intravenous infusion, and is given every two weeks for a total of three doses. Potential side effects may include fatigue and chills.
What Is Sipuleucel-T?Sipuleucel-T (PROVENGE®) is a prescription medication approved to treat prostate cancer. It is used in men who have not responded to certain other prostate cancer treatments and have minimal or no prostate cancer symptoms.
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, sipuleucel-T may cause side effects. However, not everyone who receives the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
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