Provenge is a first-line treatment against metastatic prostate cancer with a rising PSA. As an immunotherapy it uses your own blood cells and immune system to attack prostate cancer cells.
How it Works
Qualified candidates for Provenge first visit the local Red Cross for Leukophoresis. During this process, a certain amount of your blood cells are removed from your body. These blood cells are then sent to Dendreon, the manufacturer of Provenge. At Dendreon, your blood cells are bathed in the Provenge solution in sterile conditions. It is then sent back to us, where we return your medicated blood cells back to you via transfusion.
The goal of this process is to build your immune system to recognize prostate cancer cells and attack them in a natural way in addition to medications. This process is offered at our Green Bay location and takes place over 3 sessions.