HOW STRONTIUM89 WORKS
Works at the site of pain
To understand how Strontium89 works, it helps to understand what happens to the bone when bone mets are involved. When bones are working right, new bone is forming while old bone is dissolving. Bone mets can change this natural process by causing more bone formation than normal. This can lead to pain.
Strontium89 is different from other types of pain relief treatment.
It works by delivering a radioactive material to the site of the bone mets. When Strontium89 is injected into the vein, it travels to areas of the bone where cancer is present and gives off radiation that destroys cancer cells. Strontium89 can treat multiple areas of the bone affected by cancer while causing minimal risk of damage to surrounding healthy cells.