Treatment for glioblastoma (GBM)
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"I'm always delighted to respond to inquiries about Optune®. I find if I'm open and honest about my condition people are endlessly supportive and genuinely curious." — JB, an Optune user

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Talk to current users

If you or a loved one is considering or has recently started Optune, you may want to talk to someone who knows what Optune is like. The Optune Buddy Program connects you with users and/or their caregivers who have experience with Optune. They have been where you are now and they want to share with you what they've learned, including:

Tips for using Optune
Advice on how to incorporate Optune into your daily life
Personal experience with Optune and the nCompass™ support team

“I was so happy to talk to the Ambassador that
I almost cried. This program is absolutely wonderful."
—A GBM patient

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Please note that we cannot provide you with medical advice or talk about personal treatment results because each person is different. Consult with your doctor for medical related questions.

What is Optune® approved to treat?

Optune is a wearable, portable, FDA-approved device indicated to treat a type of brain cancer called glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) in adult patients 22 years of age or older.

Newly diagnosed GBM

If you have newly diagnosed GBM, Optune is used together with a chemotherapy called temozolomide (TMZ) if:

Recurrent GBM

If your tumor has come back, Optune can be used alone as an alternative to standard medical therapy if:

Who should not use Optune?

Optune is not for everyone. Talk to your doctor if you have:

Do not use Optune if you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant. It is not known if Optune is safe or effective during pregnancy.

What should I know before using Optune?

Optune should only be used after receiving training from qualified personnel, such as your doctor, a nurse, or other medical staff who have completed a training course given by Novocure™, the maker of Optune.

What are the possible side effects of Optune?

Most common side effects of Optune when used together with chemotherapy (temozolomide, or TMZ) were low blood platelet count, nausea, constipation, vomiting, tiredness, scalp irritation from the device, headache, seizure, and depression.

The most common side effects when using Optune alone were scalp irritation (redness and itchiness) and headache. Other side effects were malaise, muscle twitching, fall and skin ulcers.

Talk to your doctor if you have any of these side effects or questions.


Please click here to see the Optune Instructions for Use (IFU) for complete information regarding the device's indications, contraindications, warnings, and precautions.

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What is Optune approved to treat?

Optune is a wearable, portable, FDA-approved device indicated to treat a type of brain cancer called glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) in adult patients 22 years of age or older.