Traveling away from home for medical care can be financially and logistically challenging. Support is available for eligible patients and their caregivers.
MyCARVYKTI™ PATIENT SUPPORT PROGRAM
The MyCARVYKTI™ Patient Support Program, sponsored by Janssen Biotech, Inc., and Legend Biotech, is designed to help eligible patients prescribed CARVYKTI™ and their caregivers with support during treatment.
Patients who meet financial and other eligibility requirements, and their caregivers, may receive:
Assistance with transportation, lodging, and out-of-pocket costs related to meals and other travel expenses associated with treatment at the CARVYKTI™ Certified Treatment Center
Support from MyCARVYKTI™ Patient Support Specialists, who are available to help guide eligible patients through the enrollment process and assist with program benefits
Being a caregiver can be challenging. It’s normal to feel nervous or overwhelmed about what is expected of you. And your role can evolve as the needs of the person you care for change. By supporting a friend or family member receiving CARVYKTI™, you can have a positive impact on their journey during their CARVYKTI™ treatment.
Here are a few different ways you can help the person you care for:
Drive them to appointments
After receiving CARVYKTI™, the person you care for should not drive or operate heavy machinery for 4 weeks. They may need to be, or appreciate being, driven to appointments prior to their infusion as well.
Take notes during doctor visits
The person you care for may be unable to fully understand or remember all that they hear during appointments. Having someone for support and to take notes can be very beneficial.
Provide encouragement and support
Treating multiple myeloma can be challenging. You can help them with some of the daily struggles like eating right or dealing with certain emotions.
There’s no way to anticipate everything you’ll need to know as a caregiver, but by becoming familiar with the disease and treatment, you can offer support to help the person you care for make informed decisions.
RESOURCES FOR CAREGIVERS
After the person you care for receives their infusion of CARVYKTI™, you will need to stay with them for at least 4 weeks to help them to appointments and to monitor side effects. If you notice that the person you care for is having any reaction to the treatment, contact the doctor or the Certified Treatment Center right away.
The organizations listed here are independent from Janssen Biotech, Inc., and Legend Biotech, and this list is subject to change. This information is provided as a resource for healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers, and is not an endorsement or guarantee of assistance.
The American Cancer Societyhttps://www.cancer.org/cancer/multiple-myeloma.html
Cancer Support Communityhttps://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/
International Myeloma Foundationhttps://www.myeloma.org
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Societywww.LLS.org/PatientSupport
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundationhttps://themmrf.org