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can anyone tell me about this injection, my dad is supposed to be starting it on Friday 

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It would be good to have more info regarding your Dad's prostate cancer and his general health.

In the meantime, Xofigo is used to fight castration-resistant metastatic prostate cancer. It targets bone metastases.

Here is a link to some general info on Xofigo:


I personally have no experience with the drug, but others may chime in and provide more information.


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I have been set to start on May 9th.  I will continue to update.  How has your Dad done with the 1st injection? 

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I'm trying to get on a clinical trial at the University of Iowa that combines ADT (in my case Lupron & Casodex) with Radium-223 (Xofigo) and if successful, will certainly keep everyone posted as to how it goes. Everything I've read about Xofigo is encouraging but I know that going through the actual treatment cycle; usually one injection every 28 days for a total of 6 injections, can be pretty harsh. I suffer from severe incontinence that resulted from the surgery that removed my prostate and wear Depends undergarments. I'm probably going to have to switch to a catheter & collection bag because the Radium-223 charged urine will really irritate my skin. Some of the other side effects (vomiting, nausea, diarrhea) are similar to other treatments. Best of Luck to you on this.

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Best of luck to you as well, GeneRose1.  My 1st injection is tomorrow.  The more I read, the more anxious I become about Xofigo.  I was told that side affects were basically nil, but that is not what patients are reporting on various websites.  I see reports of pain (where there had been none prior to Xofigo), severe weight loss, and skeletal deterioration.  I also see reports of hardly any side affects.  Each of us will respond differently, I guess.  I will keep updating as I proceed through the cycle of 6 injections.

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