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Radiotherapy for Advanced Prostate Cancer

Radiotherapy is a treatment that involves the use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. Radiotherapy is used alone or in combination with chemotherapy (chemoradiotherapy) to treat cancers. For people with incurable cancers, radiotherapy is a very effective method of controlling symptoms. The high-energy radiation used during radiotherapy permanently damages the DNA of cancer cells, causing them to die. Nearby healthy tissues also suffer temporary cell damage from radiation but these cells are usually able to repair the DNA damage and continue growing normally.


Radium Ra 223 Dichloride (Xofigo®)
is used to treat prostate cancer that is resistant to medical or surgical treatments that lower testosterone and has spread to the bones but not to other parts of the body.

Xofigo is an injection that sends radiation directly to cancer tumors in the bones. It has been shown to significantly improve survival in prostate cancer patients whose disease has spread to the bones.



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