Know Now Patient Booklet

ASK FOR BRAF TESTING OF YOUR MELANOMA

Learn more at www.KnowNowBRAF.com/patient

ASK FOR BRAF TESTING OF YOUR MELANOMA

Learnmore at www.KnowNowBRAF.com/patient

Why test for BRAF ? Understanding your BRAF mutation status can be a helpful tool as your health care provider recommends a treatment plan. When your health care provider knows if you are BRAF +, he or she will have a better understanding of all the available treatment options. This is especially true if your melanoma is more advanced and has spread to other parts of your body.

Knowing your BRAF mutation status can help your health care provider consider the full range of treatments available to you. What is the BRAF mutation? Testing positive for a BRAF mutation means you have a specific mutation (change) in the BRAF gene that may be found in melanoma. This mutation means you may have an aggressive form of melanoma that may be associated with worse outcomes. Knowing your BRAF mutation status can help your health care provider choose the best melanoma treatment option for you. Did you know? patients with melanoma are BRAF + 1 of 2 What is melanoma? Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that begins within cells called melanocytes. These cells give our skin its color. When melanoma spreads from one part of the body to another, it’s called metastatic melanoma.

The Know Now BRAF Testing Program

Novartis offers the Know Now BRAF Testing Program at no cost to you—whether or not you are BRAF + for advanced Requesting a test for BRAF is easy—just ask your health care provider.

No cost to you

melanoma. After taking a tissue sample, your health care provider will complete and send the BRAF Test Request Form to Quest. Ask your health care provider to request a test—he or she can download the BRAF Test Request Form and get answers to any questions by visiting www.KnowNowBRAF.com/hcp or by calling 1-866-226-8046.

Ask your health care provider for BRAF mutation testing at www.KnowNowBRAF.com/hcp

TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR MELANOMA TREATMENT AND GET TESTED FOR BRAF

Visit www.KnowNowBRAF.com/patient to learn more

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