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Dr. Shore on Radium-223 Patient Considerations

Neal D. Shore, MD
Published: Monday, Aug 26, 2013

Neal D. Shore, MD, FACS, Medical Director, Carolina Urologic Research Center, Myrtle Beach, discusses patient considerations following treatment with radium-223 for bone metastases from prostate cancer.

Radium-223 gets into bone lesions in a matter of minutes, Shore says. Radium-223 is not metabolized by a patient's kidneys or liver, it is simply decayed into fecal matter. A patient is at no real risk following infusion, but should avoid contact with fecal matter.
 
Neal D. Shore, MD, FACS, Medical Director, Carolina Urologic Research Center, Myrtle Beach, discusses patient considerations following treatment with radium-223 for bone metastases from prostate cancer.

Radium-223 gets into bone lesions in a matter of minutes, Shore says. Radium-223 is not metabolized by a patient's kidneys or liver, it is simply decayed into fecal matter. A patient is at no real risk following infusion, but should avoid contact with fecal matter.
 

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