XOFIGO® THERAPY TREATMENT:  The Next Step in Your Journey

 

Xofigo is used to treat prostate cancer that is resistant to medical or surgical treatments that lower testosterone and has spread to your bones with symptoms, but not to other parts of your body.

 

Xofigo contains the radioactive material radium 223. Radium and calcium have similar chemical properties. Xofigo goes to areas in your bones that are growing quickly, just like calcium does. Bone metastases are one of those rapidly growing areas. Once at the metastases, the radiation from Xofigo gives off a strong energy that travels a very short distance. This radiation is deadly to the cancer cells in your bones but does limited damage to nearby healthy cells.

 

Xofigo can be absorbed by organs other than bone, primarily the bone marrow and digestive system, which can result in side effects in those healthy tissues.                                                                                                                    XOFIGO Therapy Patient Guide...

 

Your Steps Along the Journey with XOFIGO®

 

Before Your Treatment 

You will always get a blood test before you go in for your Xofigo treatments. This way, your healthcare provider can be sure your blood counts are normal and you can receive your next injection.

 

On the Day of Treatment

Over the course of your therapy, you will get a total of 6 intravenous injections of Xofigo—one injection every 4 weeks. The injection of Xofigo will be given over 1 minute.

 

After Treatment

After your injection, you will be able to leave the office and go about your daily activities. When being treated with Xofigo, you will continue to see the healthcare provider who manages your cancer, just like you normally would. This way, he or she can continue to monitor your progress.

 

Possible Signs of Low Blood Cell Counts

Be sure to tell your healthcare provider about any signs of low blood cell counts which include more bleeding or bruising than usual after injury, catching more colds than usual, fever, shortness of breath, and tiredness.

 

Drink Enough Fluids

Tell your healthcare provider if you become dehydrated or experience urinary or kidney problems.

 

Stay on Schedule

To get the most benefit from Xofigo, it is important for you to keep your appointments and stay on schedule with your treatments. If you cannot keep an appointment, make sure you give the facility at least 3 days’ notice before the date of the visit.

 

Enjoy Normal Social Contact with Family and Friends

here are no restrictions regarding contact with other people immediately after your treatments. Feel free to hug those you love, socialize with friends, and play with your grandchildren, as always.

 

 UROLOGY HEALTH OFFICE LOCATIONS

ABINGTON
1235 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001
215-517-1100

BRYN MAWR
245 South Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
610-525-2515

CONCORDVILLE
1020 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA 19342
610-744-2844

DOYLESTOWN
599 West State Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
215-230-9070

DREXEL HILL
2100 Keystone Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA 19026

610-259-3000

HORSHAM
3 Village Road
Horsham, PA 19044
215-884-7114

HUNTINGDON VALLEY
1800 Byberry Road

Suite 1203
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
215-947-4105

MEDIA
1088 West Baltimore Pike

HCC II, Suite 2304
Media, PA 19063
610-744-2844

PAOLI
4 Industrial Boulevard

Suite 180
Paoli, PA 19301
610-525-2515

PHILA - CHESTNUT HILL

8815 Germantown Avenue

Suite 21
Philadelphia, PA 19118
215-242-8260

PHILA - NAZARETH
2701 Holme Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19152
215-335-3535

PHILA - ROXBOROUGH

5735 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128
215-482-1141

PLYMOUTH MEETING
400 Davis Drive, Suite 200
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

215-482-1141

WEST GROVE
1011 West Baltimore Pike
West Grove, PA 19390
610-869-6851

WYNNEWOOD
100 Lancaster Ave, East 361
Wynnewood, PA 19096
610-649-6420

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE
701 North Clayton Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
610-869-6851
 

 

   


 SURGERY CENTER LOCATIONS                             UH PROSTATE CANCER CENTER

HUNTINGDON VALLEY
1800 Byberry Road

Suite 1204
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

215-947-4105

 

PAOLI

4 Industrial Boulevard

Suite 175
Paoli, PA 19301
484-320-7700

CANCER CENTER
400 Davis Drive

Suite 200
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
610-825-2151

CORPORATE OFFICE
140 West Germantown Pike

Suite 250
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
484-530-0205

BILLING OFFICE
P.O. Box 1287
Blue Bell, PA 19422
484-530-0203

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