Call us: 1.877.283.7882 | Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM ET

Private MD News

Home | News | Prostate

Medications may provide pain relief in prostate cancer patients

Category: Prostate

For most men who receive positive PSA tests, their cancer will be treatable. Death rates for the cancer continue to edge downward. However, for those who have a metastatic form of the disease, working to beat cancer can be a long and painful process.

Fortunately, there are many medicinal options that a man can choose from to reduce the pain associated with prostate cancer while he tries to recover. One of the most popular examples of this is strontium chloride.

This is a radioactive molecule that has been proven to relieve pain in individuals with cancer that have spread to the bone. In these cases, pain can run throughout the body and is often debilitating.

"Strontium has been a God-send and has proved invaluable in providing patients with dramatic pain relief from the debilitating chronic pain of metastatic bone cancer without the side effects caused by opioids," said Dr. Ernie Meth, a physician at Temecula Valley Nuclear Medicine, which uses the treatment.

He added that strontium chloride does not have the risk of side effects that are associated with opiate pain relievers like morphine and oxycodone.

Related Articles from Private MD:

Share on Facebook

Subscribe to Private MD Health News RSS Feed: Subscribe

News Categories:

Advanced Lipid Treatment I   Allergy Testing   Anemia and RBC disorders   Autoimmune Diseases   Bariatric Lab Testing   Blood and Blood Diseases   Breast   Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers   Celiac Disease Testing   Chlamydia   Coagulation and blood clotting disorders   Colon   Diabetes   DNA, Paternity and Genetic testing   Drug Screening   Environmental Toxin Testing   Female Specific Tests   Gastrointestinal Diseases   General Health   General Wellness   Heart Health and Cholesterol   Herpes   HIV   HIV monitoring/Treatment/Testing/Post Diagnos   Hormones and Metabolism   Infectious Diseases   Infertility Testing-Male   Infertitlity Hormone Testing   Kidney Diseases   Leukemia and WBC disorders   Liver   Liver Diseases   Lyme Disease   Male Specific Tests   Menopause/Peri-Menopausal Diagnosis   Musculoskeletal Diseases   Organ Specific Testing   Ovarian   Prostate   Sexually Transmitted Diseases   Thyroid Diseases   Transgender Hormone Testing-female to male   Transgender Hormone Testing-Male to Female   Vitamin D Deficiency-Diagnosis and Treatment   

Visit the Health News Archive: Click Here

Questions about online blood testing or how to order a lab test? Click here to get started or call us toll-free at 1.877.283.7882. Our professionals are ready to assist you.

Back to top