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What Are the Benefits of Radium-223?
Radium-223 is utilized for men with bone only metastases as a way to potentially improve outcomes. When hormone treatments no longer work well, men with disease that has spread to the bone with or without lymph nodes may benefit from this treatment. It is an alternative that may be considered before or after chemotherapy, but currently the two are not offered together.
Currently, Ra-223 given as a series of six outpatient injections by a radiation oncologist.