Information About Treatment Using Xofigo® (Radium 223)
Xofigo® (radium Ra 223 dichloride) injection is used to treat prostate cancer that no longer responds to hormonal or surgical treatment that lowers testosterone. It is for men whose prostate cancer has spread to the bone with symptoms but not to other parts of the body.
Xofigo® contains the radioactive material radium 223. It goes to areas in your bones that are growing quickly, just like calcium does. Bone metastases are one of those rapidly growing areas.
Even though Xofigo® gives off a strong energy, it has a short range that does limited damage to healthy cells around it.
Before each treatment, you will get a blood test to be sure that your blood counts are normal and that it is safe to receive the injection.
Xofigo® is an injection into the vein that takes a minute to administer. It is given every 4 weeks, for a total of 6 injections.
Ask your doctor if you could benefit from Xofigo®.