If you have stage 2 to stage 3A and you and your doctor decide on treatment with TECENTRIQ, you will receive platinum-based chemotherapy after surgery, followed by TECENTRIQ immunotherapy.
The goal of surgery is to remove visible tumors from the body. Sometimes microscopic cancer cells can remain and are not completely removed during surgery, which makes it possible for the cancer to return.
Chemotherapy is a key element of treatment after surgery. It aims to destroy cancer cells that were not removed with surgery by stopping or slowing their growth, either by killing them or preventing them from making new cells. Some cancer cells may become resistant to the chemo, though, and survive, grow, or return. TECENTRIQ immunotherapy may be helpful as a third step.
In this next step of treatment, TECENTRIQ works with your immune system to help you continue your fight against non-small cell lung cancer. TECENTRIQ is a cancer immunotherapy that can reactivate the immune system so it can recognize microscopic cancer cells in the body. This allows the immune system to attack and destroy cancer cells. TECENTRIQ may also affect normal cells.
It’s important to follow each step of your treatment plan as discussed with your doctor.
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TECENTRIQ is a prescription medicine used to treat:
Adults with a type of lung cancer called non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
It is not known if TECENTRIQ is safe and effective when used:
What is the most important information about TECENTRIQ?
TECENTRIQ can cause your immune system to attack normal organs and tissues in any area of your body and can affect the way they work. These problems can sometimes become severe or life-threatening and can lead to death. You can have more than one of these problems at the same time. These problems may happen anytime during your treatment or even after your treatment has ended.
Call or see your healthcare provider right away if you develop any new or worse signs or symptoms, including:
Hormone gland problems
Problems can also happen in other organs.
These are not all of the signs and symptoms of immune system problems that can happen with TECENTRIQ. Call or see your healthcare provider right away for any new or worse signs or symptoms, including:
Infusion reactions that can sometimes be severe or life-threatening. Signs and symptoms of infusion reactions may include:
Complications, including graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), in people who have received a bone marrow (stem cell) transplant that uses donor stem cells (allogeneic). These complications can be serious and can lead to death. These complications may happen if you underwent transplantation either before or after being treated with TECENTRIQ. Your healthcare provider will monitor you for these complications.
Getting medical treatment right away may help keep these problems from becoming more serious. Your healthcare provider will check you for these problems during your treatment with TECENTRIQ. Your healthcare provider may treat you with corticosteroid or hormone replacement medicines. Your healthcare provider may also need to delay or completely stop treatment with TECENTRIQ if you have severe side effects.
Before you receive TECENTRIQ, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
The most common side effects of TECENTRIQ when used alone include:
TECENTRIQ may cause fertility problems in females, which may affect the ability to have children. Talk to your healthcare provider if you have concerns about fertility.
These are not all the possible side effects of TECENTRIQ. Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for more information about the benefits and side effects of TECENTRIQ.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch. You may also report side effects to Genentech at 1-888-835-2555.
Please see full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide for additional Important Safety Information.
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