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Radioisotopes for Prostate Cancer Bone Metastasis


Radioisotopes are radioactive particle which emit low-dose radiation which can be use to treat the pain associated with prostate cancer bone metastasis. Examples of radioisotopes include stronium-89 and samarium-153. A radiation oncologist injects the radioisotopes into the vein and the particles move through the blood stream until they concentrate in the areas of bone that contain cancer and deliver the radiation dose necessary. Primary cases of bone cancer are uncommon; unfortunately, bone metastasis occurs more frequently during advanced prostate cancer. Medical technology is continually improving through treatments such as radioisotopes which can significantly decrease the pain associated with prostate cancer bone metastasis.



 
 

 
 
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