I met with my oncologist today and we discussed the use of Xofigo. He asked me if I would consider starting it and I told him I was concerned because I heard recently of quite a few people who have had their blood numbers "crash" after using it. I always thought that it was something you did when everything else failed. But he explained that the problem is that people are using it too late to get the benefit. In his opinion, it's being used as a last resort and shouldn't be.
I did some searching on the subject and found this conversation between Oncologists on the subject. I found it interesting so I'm posting it.
Here's an article on the subject:
And a quote from the article: Based on our clinical experience, radium-223 should be considered relatively early in the treatment course in patients with mCRPC with bone metastases. Coordination of care among multidisciplinary team members, patients, and caregivers is essential for optimizing safe and effective treatment with all CRPC therapies.
I'm curious if there are people on the forum who have used Radium 223 earlier on in their treatment and the details.