Jul 18, 2013 - 4:12 pm
Read a very brief article in the local paper today about a new radiation therapy that can help men with the most advanced forms of prostate cancer, a recent study has shown. The treatment is an isotope of radium that zeros in on the cancer cells that have spread to the bones. Apparently the radium mimics calcium and binds with minerals in the patients bone where it delivers radiation that destroys cancer cells without the attendent damage to surrounding tissues of older remedies.
I thought it was worth putting this out there for discussion and people's awareness. The study was in the New England Journal of Medicine and was done on men with late stage prostate CA who were expected to live less than a year. The medium survival time improved 30%. Also gave fewer side effects. Brand name Xofigo.
This is all I know about the subject, maybe some of you have more knowledge. Hope this helps those in need.