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XGEVA® is a prescription medicine used to prevent fracture, spinal cord compression, or the need for radiation or surgery to bone in patients with multiple myeloma and in patients with bone metastases from solid tumors.

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Support Resources

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Brochures designed just for you

XGEVA® solid tumor brochure for patients with:
Breast, prostate, lung cancer, or other solid tumors

Download this brochure for a useful resource with important information about understanding bone metastases, serious bone problems,* and XGEVA® treatment as it appears on this website.

 

XGEVA® brochure for patients with:
Multiple myeloma

Download this brochure for a useful resource with important information that appears on this website about bone lesions from multiple myeloma, serious bone problems, and XGEVA® treatment.

*Serious bone problems are defined as broken bones (fractures), the need for surgery to bones, the need for radiation treatments to the bone, and spinal cord compression.1

Support groups

Alongside your healthcare team and loved ones, there is a wide range of other supportive resources available to you online.

These third-party cancer support resources are for your information only.
Amgen does not endorse and is not responsible for the content included in these resources.

Susan G. Komen Foundation®

The Susan G. Komen Foundation® mission is to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.

 

Prostate Health Education Network

The Prostate Health Education Network mission is to increase the overall support and resources to wage a war on prostate cancer that will eventually lead to a cure for the disease for the benefit of all men.

Prevent Cancer Foundation®

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is devoted to cancer prevention and early detection while raising support for cancer prevention research, education, advocacy, and outreach programs nationwide.

 

Cancer Support CommunityTM (CSC)

The CSC is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.

Breakaway from Cancer®

Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer® is a national initiative to increase awareness of important resources for those facing all stages of cancer, from preventing cancer to living as a survivor.

 

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)

The NCCS advocates for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer.

Great care starts with you

Learn about how to help prevent serious bone problems*

Hearing that your loved one's cancer has weakened their bones can be difficult, especially when you learn that they are now at risk for serious bone problems. Taking time to come to terms with that news is the first step in helping them through their journey.

Learn about what can happen when cancer impacts the bones so you can support your loved one. Familiarize yourself with the risk of serious bone problems,2-4 so you can take an active role in your loved one's treatment journey.

*Serious bone problems are defined as broken bones (fractures), the need for surgery to bones, the need for radiation treatments to the bone, and spinal cord compression.1

Take an active role in helping prevent serious bone problems

  • Being informed means you will be better prepared to take care of your loved one. Learn more about:
  • You may find it helpful to write down questions before each doctor's visit and to take notes during appointments
    • This way, you and your loved one can review the information later
  • Don't hesitate to ask the doctor or nurse for more information or to explain something again. It's important to understand your loved one's health status and treatment plan
 

Watch for signs and symptoms of serious bone problems

  • In addition to regular testing and monitoring, you should be aware of possible signs or symptoms associated with serious bone problems
  • If your loved one experiences a new symptom, he or she should tell the doctor right away. These symptoms may indicate the need for urgent medical care:5
    • Bone pain
    • Severe back pain
    • Numbness or weakness in parts of the body
    • Any bladder problems, such as trouble urinating or loss of bladder control
    • Any loss of bowel control
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Develop a plan for your loved one

  1. Ask your loved one if they feel any pain. Let your loved one's nurse or doctor know of any changes in pain and side effects
  2. Help your loved one by taking notes and asking questions about their bone health during doctor appointments
  3. Listen to their concerns and provide emotional support
  4. Prepare some questions for the doctor:
    • For people with breast, prostate, or lung cancer, or other solid tumors—what are bone metastases?
    • For people with multiple myeloma—what are bone lesions?
    • For all cancer types that weakened your loved one's bones:
      • What are serious bone problems?
      • What are the risks of serious bone problems?
      • How can XGEVA® help prevent serious bone problems?
      • How can I help my loved one feel better during treatment?
      • What are the side effects of XGEVA®?
      • After starting treatment with XGEVA®, what side effects should we be aware of?
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Institution and advocacy networks

From institution materials to advocacy networks, there are many resources you can access to be the caregiver your loved one needs. Below each group are suggested tools to help you with your care:

Institutions

American Cancer Society
A nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.

CancerCare
A national organization that provides free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical, and financial challenges of cancer.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Info Center
For patients with metastatic breast cancer and their caregivers.

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
The NCI is the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training.

Advocacy and nonprofit groups

Cancer Support Community (CSC)
As the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, the CSC is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.

LUNGevity
LUNGevity is changing outcomes for people with lung cancer through research, education, and support.

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
Informed patients and caregivers are empowered to make informed decisions. Learn about multiple myeloma, the efforts that are being made to cure it, the resulting treatments that are available, and more.

Sharsheret
The national not-for-profit organization offers support on their website for caregivers and their loved ones who are facing breast cancer.

ZERO
The End of Prostate Cancer is a national nonprofit with the mission to end prostate cancer. ZERO advances research, and seeks to improve the lives of men and families, and inspire action.

Amgen does not endorse and is not responsible for the content included in these resources. Descriptions of resources are general and are summarized based on publicly available information provided by each organization. Amgen does not guarantee or is not responsible for the accuracy of the description of support/resources provided.