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Questions to ask your doctor

Below are some questions to help you and your doctor find out if ADCETRIS is right for you. Download a PDF of the Doctor Discussion Guide to take to your next appointment.

  • What is ADCETRIS (brentuximab vedotin)?
  • How is ADCETRIS different from traditional chemotherapy (CHOP)?
  • Why may ADCETRIS be an effective treatment option for me?
  • What are the benefits and risks of ADCETRIS?
  • How does ADCETRIS help treat my cancer?
  • Can you explain the clinical trial results for ADCETRIS?
  • Will ADCETRIS interfere with other medications that I am currently taking?
  • What is CD30 protein? Why is it important when treating with ADCETRIS?
  • Does my diagnosis mean that I should be tested for CD30 protein? If the test result is negative, how can you find out if there is any CD30 protein on my cancer cells?

  • How is ADCETRIS given?
  • How long will I take ADCETRIS?
  • How often will I have appointments with my healthcare team?
  • Are there other medications I should take with ADCETRIS?
  • How will treatment interrupt my day-to-day life? Can I keep working or going to school?
  • How much time does the infusion take?
  • Will I need recovery time after the infusion?
  • What tests will you do to see if the treatment is helping?

  • What are the possible risks and side effects of ADCETRIS?
  • What are the most common side effects seen with ADCETRIS?
  • What are my chances of getting a serious side effect like progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy?
  • What is the most important safety information I should know about ADCETRIS?
  • Will I lose my hair while on ADCETRIS?
  • Will I need to stop medication if I have side effects?
  • What should I do if I experience a side effect?

  • What if I can’t afford my ADCETRIS treatment?
  • Where can I find information about paying for my treatment and other related expenses?
  • What other support services are available?
  • How can I connect with other people like me who have had treatment, or who are currently being treated with ADCETRIS?


CHOP: A combination of 4 chemotherapies—cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone.