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Re: radium-223 chloride

Henk,

This was approved by the FDA in the USA in May last year- go along to THE "NEW" PROSTATE CANCER INFOLINK . There are a number of articles on this link but you might also like to search for yourself for references to Xofigo which is tyhe registered trademark for this therapy.

All the best
Terry

Re: radium-223 chloride

Thanks Terry, I will.

Re: radium-223 chloride

You might also want to look up the drug under the name alpharadin which is the name used in the initial animal studies that show myelofibrosis, enlarged spleen, and increased intracranial hematopoiesis as outcomes. Jo

Re: radium-223 chloride

Terry,

Thanks for the very helpful info. I will continue to research this topic.

Cheers,

Henk

Re: radium-223 chloride

My husband became quite ill within one hour of his one and only dose. He'd been fully functioning and pain free for 7 years although his PCa was considered aggressive and he had wide spread bone mets. He had severe pain and nausea and lost 30 pounds in 3 weeks and became too weak to stand or sit up. With intensive physical therapy he was able to walk with arcane for very short distances until he relapsed again two months after the treatment. He developed a bleed in his small intestine and bladder infection and never recovered. He died on December 2nd from acute GI bleed and bronchopneumonia. Jo

Re: radium-223 chloride

Jo,

Sorry for the late reply.
And very sorry to hear about your husband.
I will certainly look into this further before deciding on treatment.

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