Radium223 treatment for stage four prostate cancer

Posted by norske46 @norske46, Oct 27, 2021

I am about to start treatment with radium 223. Has any one out there used this particular treatment? If so, what side effects have you experienced? How effective has iy been for you? Thanks for your help.

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@kujhawk1978, do you have experience with Radium-223 treatment?

@norske46, do you have bone metastases?

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Yes. My cancer has been clearly identified in my bones, especially the spine for about 21 months. Enzalutamide initially kept it in check but has now become ineffective. My PSA went from 40 to 264 from June 8 to September 30.

I met with Nuclear Medicine doctor this morning. My first treatment will be next Wednesday. November 3.

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@colleenyoung

@kujhawk1978, do you have experience with Radium-223 treatment?

@norske46, do you have bone metastases?

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I do not

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@norske46

Yes. My cancer has been clearly identified in my bones, especially the spine for about 21 months. Enzalutamide initially kept it in check but has now become ineffective. My PSA went from 40 to 264 from June 8 to September 30.

I met with Nuclear Medicine doctor this morning. My first treatment will be next Wednesday. November 3.

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Norske46. Thanks for posting this update. Looking forward to learning more about your treatment.

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@proftom2

Norske46. Thanks for posting this update. Looking forward to learning more about your treatment.

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Here is an update on my radium223 treatment. I had a second Radium223 treatment on December 16. Prior to the treatment my blood counts were low (red blood cells were 7.0) so I received two units of blood to boost my system. I have not had any side effects thus far other than blood count issues.

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