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[stron-tee-um] a radioactive substance (radioisotope) that is used for treatment of bone pain from cancer that has spread to the bones. It is injected into a vein and is attracted to areas of bone containing cancer. The radiation given off by the strontium-89 kills the cancer cells and helps relieve pain. See also radioisotope.

Strontium-89 chloride

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Cancer Glossary

... Search [ray-dee-oh-farm-uh-SUIT-ih-kulz]. a group of drugs that include
radioactive elements or radioisotopes, such as strontium-89 or samarium ...


Preventing and treating prostate cancer spread to bone

... bone: Strontium-89 (Metastron ® ); Samarium-153 (Quadramet ® );
Radium- 223 (Xofigo ® , formerly called Alpharadin). ...


Systemic treatments for bone metastases

... United States include: Strontium-89 (Metastron ® ); Samarium-153
(Quadramet ® ); Radium-223 (Xofigo ® ). All of these ...



... Strontium 89 (Metastron ® ), samarium 153(Quadramet ® ), and Radium- 223
(Xofigo ® ) are radiopharmaceuticals that can be used for tumors that ...


Cancer Glossary

... strontium-89 Search [stron-tee-um]. a radioactive substance (radioisotope)
that is used for treatment of bone pain from cancer that has spread to the ...


Radiation therapy for advanced cancer

... ray-dee-oh-farm-uh-SUIT-ih-kulz) are a group of drugs that contain radioactive
materials (such as radium-223, strontium-89 or samarium-153) that ...


Initial treatment of prostate cancer by stage

... such as denosumab (Xgeva), a bisphosphomate like zoledronic acid (Zometa),
or a radiopharmaceutical such as strontium-89, samarium-153 or ...


Managing symptoms of advanced cancer, by location

... denosumab); Radiopharmaceuticals, such as strontium-89, that are given
into a vein (discussed in the section about radiation); ...