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radiopharmaceuticals

[ray-dee-oh-farm-uh-SUIT-ih-kulz] a group of drugs that include radioactive elements or radioisotopes, such as strontium-89 or samarium-153, which are given into a vein (intravenously or IV) to help treat certain types of cancer (often cancers that have spread to the bones). See also radioisotope, strontium-89.

Radiopharmaceuticals

... Safety for the patient and family. Radiopharmaceuticals. Radiopharmaceuticals
are drugs that contain radioactive materials called radioisotopes. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/radiationtherapyprinciples/radiation-therapy-principles-how-is-radiation-given-radiopharmaceuticals

Systemic treatments for bone metastases

... Some of the radiopharmaceuticals approved for use in the United States ...
Treatment with a radiopharmaceutical can often reduce pain from bone ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/bonemetastasis/bone-metastasis-systemic-treatments

Systemic treatments for bone metastases

... Immunotherapy. Radiopharmaceuticals. Radiopharmaceuticals are a
group of drugs that have radioactive elements. These ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/bonemetastasis/bone-metastasis-treating-systemic-treatments

Systemic radiation therapy | American Cancer Society

... Radioactive drugs called radiopharmaceuticals (ray-dee-o-farm-uh-
SUIT-uh-kulls) are used to give systemic radiation. ...

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Systemic radiation therapy | American Cancer Society

... Radioactive drugs called radiopharmaceuticals (ray-dee-o-farm-uh-
SUIT-uh-kulls) are used to give systemic radiation. ...

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Systemic radiation therapy | American Cancer Society

... Radioactive drugs called radiopharmaceuticals (ray-dee-o-farm-uh-
SUIT-uh-kulls) are used to give systemic radiation. ...

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Systemic radiation therapy | American Cancer Society

... Radioactive drugs called radiopharmaceuticals (ray-dee-o-farm-uh-
SUIT-uh-kulls) are used to give systemic radiation. ...

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Systemic radiation therapy | American Cancer Society

... Radioactive drugs called radiopharmaceuticals (ray-dee-o-farm-uh-
SUIT-uh-kulls) are used to give systemic radiation. ...

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Systemic radiation therapy | American Cancer Society

... Radioactive drugs called radiopharmaceuticals (ray-dee-o-farm-uh-
SUIT-uh-kulls) are used to give systemic radiation. ...

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