BREYANZI is a prescription medicine used to treat large B cell lymphoma, a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, when:

  • your first treatment has not worked or your cancer returned within a year of your first treatment OR...Read more

Helping you care for someone receiving Breyanzi®

The typical CAR T cell therapy process can take 2 to 3 months of treatment and initial follow-up monitoring. During this time, you may help the person you’re caring for in many ways

Hypothetical Breyanzi® (lisocabtagene maraleucel) care partner writing

Staying organized

  • Ask questions at any point during treatment

  • Bring important information (list of allergies and other medication the person you’re caring for is taking) to appointments

  • Keep the healthcare team’s contact information in a convenient place

Hypothetical Breyanzi® (lisocabtagene maraleucel) care partner cooking

Assisting with practical support

  • Schedule upcoming appointments

  • Transportation to appointments

  • Relay medical and insurance information to the healthcare team

  • Refill prescriptions

  • Meals, laundry, and cleaning

  • Managing visitors

  • You and the person you are caring for should plan to stay close to the location where they received Breyanzi for at least 4 weeks following treatment

  • The person you’re caring for should not drive, operate heavy machinery, or do other activities that could be dangerous for at least 8 weeks after receiving treatment.
    The person you’re caring for should not donate blood, organs, tissues, or cells for transplantation

Hypothetical Breyanzi® (lisocabtagene maraleucel) patient receiving CAR T cell therapy and their care partner

Providing medical support

  • Call 911 or the person’s healthcare team in the event of a medical emergency or if they show signs of a serious side effect

  • Accompany the person throughout their Breyanzi treatment

  • Check the person’s temperature regularly following treatment

    • Call the healthcare provider or go to the hospital if the temperature is 100.4˚F/38.0˚C or higher

  • Watch for symptoms, side effects, and other changes in health or behavior

Hypothetical Breyanzi® (lisocabtagene maraleucel) patient and their care partner monitoring side effects

Monitoring for side effects

When the person you’re caring for has received their treatment, their healthcare provider will tell you which side effects to watch out for.

Breyanzi may cause side effects that are life-threatening and can lead to death. As the care partner, you will need to be able to recognize if the person needs help and know how to respond appropriately in emergencies and urgent situations.

Learn when to call your healthcare provider or get emergency help

Hypothetical Breyanzi® (lisocabtagene maraleucel) care partner walking dog

Remember self-care

You’re an essential part of the care team for the person you’re looking after, and taking on the role can be demanding. It’s important to practice self-care and make time for yourself.

  • Make sure you’re getting enough rest

  • Eat consistent meals and stay hydrated

  • Reach out for support

Become familiar with the Breyanzi treatment process to know what to expect every
step of the way.