Bone Metastatic Prostate Cancer
When prostate cancer spreads to other parts of the body, it often goes to the bones. Bone metastases can cause other problems besides pain, such as fractures, spinal cord compression, or high blood calcium levels that can be life-threatening. Once the cancer reaches the bones, controlling or relieving pain and other complications is a crucial part of treatment. Treatments such as hormone therapy, chemotherapy, and vaccines can help. However, with Radium-223 treatment, which specifically targets bone metastasis in suitable patients, symptoms can be controlled on the one hand and survival-enhancing effect can be achieved on the other.