ABOUT AFINITOR FOR ADVANCED PNET
HELPFUL RESOURCE FOR YOUR TREATMENT JOURNEY
LEARN MORE IN THE AFINITOR PATIENT BROCHURE
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What You Can Do When Diagnosed with PNET
Take an active role in managing your disease
- Keep your health care team up to date about the prescription and nonprescription drugs that you take
- Record your symptoms as accurately as possible
- If you have other health conditions, be sure to monitor them
- Do not hesitate to speak up and ask questions about your condition and treatment
Keep Your Health Care Team Informed
Keeping an open dialogue with your doctor is very important when you are taking AFINITOR® (everolimus) Tablets or any other medication. By telling your doctor about any progress you are making, how you are feeling, or medications you are taking, you will help your doctor choose the treatment that is best for you.
Download the AFINITOR Patient Brochure including a doctor discussion guide, symptom tracker, and medication tracker.
Important Safety Information
AFINITOR can cause serious side effects that can even lead to death. If patients experience these side effects, they may need to stop taking AFINITOR for a while or use a lower dose. Patients should follow their health care provider’s instructions.
Please see additional Important Safety Information at the bottom of this page.
Please see full Prescribing Information for AFINITOR, including Patient Information.
Engaging your personal advanced PNET support team
Your journey with advanced PNET is not one you are coping with alone. Your family and friends can be there to help you with daily tasks, as well as with talking to your doctor and helping you take your medication. Allowing your caregivers, family, and friends to play an important role in your health and well being can help them be closer to you. You can also turn to support groups in order to connect with other people who have been affected by PNET.
Here are some ways your family and friends may be able to help. They can:
- Go with you to the doctor, and take notes and ask questions for you
- Be there to listen when you need to talk
- Help out with everyday tasks
You are not alone
As you continue along on your advanced PNET treatment journey, keep in mind that having cancer does not change the person you are. Talk to your health care team and learn as much as you can. Do not be afraid to ask for help from your doctors, friends, and support team whenever you feel you need it. Most importantly, always remember that you are not alone.
Important Safety Information
AFINITOR® (everolimus) Tablets can cause serious side effects, including lung or breathing problems, infections, and kidney failure, which can lead to death. Patients who take an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor medicine during treatment with AFINITOR are at a possible increased risk for a type of allergic reaction called angioedema. AFINITOR can cause incisions to heal slowly or not heal well. Mouth ulcers and mouth sores are common side effects, occurring in up to 86% of patients taking AFINITOR. AFINITOR can affect blood cell counts, kidney and liver function, and blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Regular blood tests should be performed before starting AFINITOR and as needed during treatment to check blood cell count, kidney and liver function, and blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
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