What it means to be a caregiver
When you are a caregiver, you do more than just care
You can make a difference in how your partner, family member, or friend deals with cancer. Giving emotional and practical support to the person you care for may take many forms. It helps to:
Be informed. Explore this website with your loved one to best understand the journey ahead and what to expect from this treatment. For more information, please see the BRAFTOVI Medication Guide and the MEKTOVI Patient Information.
Understand your role. This website offers information about BRAFTOVI + MEKTOVI, what your loved one who’s taking it can expect during treatment, as well as other helpful resources. Keep in mind, your support is also a part of their treatment. There are many ways to be there for someone. Find out what works best for you and do not be afraid to ask for help from others.
Know you don’t have to have cancer to fight cancer. Talk to the person you care for. Let them know how you are going to help. Remember that open communication is important.
As a caregiver, looking after your own well-being isn’t selfish, it’s necessary
Your role as a caregiver can be a valuable experience. It can also be physically and emotionally draining. Caregivers are often so busy focusing on their partner, family member, or friend that they put their own needs and feelings aside.
You may want to consider the following helpful tips to keep yourself from feeling overwhelmed:
Meet Anne, a caregiver to a patient on BRAFTOVI + MEKTOVI
Scroll down to learn more about the Tovi2 patient and caregiver text message support programs. The makers of BRAFTOVI + MEKTOVI are committed to supporting not only patients but also caregivers in their battle against a certain type* of BRAF+ metastatic melanoma.CAREGIVER TEXT MESSAGE PROGRAM
*BRAF V600E or V600K mutation.
Caregivers need support, too
Caregivers play an important, often demanding, role. That’s why we offer a separate program just for caregivers.
Sign up for the caregiver text message support program
1.On your mobile phone, text the word Tovi2 (or Tovi2care for caregivers) to 99181.
2. When you get a message back from us, text back AGREE to confirm your participation in the support program.
3. Then answer 3 questions:
Your ZIP code so we can set your time zone
The date you (or your loved one) started or plan to start taking BRAFTOVI + MEKTOVI
Explore our caregiver text message support program for BRAFTOVI + MEKTOVI
Remember, this website is being provided for your information only and does not replace the medical advice of your healthcare provider.
Be sure to consult your healthcare provider regarding any questions or concerns you may have about your specific medical condition or treatment plan.
You are not in this alone
There are resources geared toward supporting caregivers through their loved ones' cancer diagnosis and treatment. Here are just a few:
Pfizer does not control or endorse third-party organizations. The information provided by Pfizer or these organizations is meant for informational purposes only. It is not meant to replace your doctor's medical advice.