Is Zometa a prostate cancer?
The most common bisphosphonate given to men with advanced prostate cancer is called zoledronic acid (Zometa®). It is given through a drip into a vein in the arm. Make sure you drink plenty of water before each treatment – this can help lower your risk of getting kidney problems.
How long does it take for prostate cancer to spread to the bones?
Prostate cancer is a cancer that develops in the prostate gland in men and it is one of the most common types of cancer. In some cases, it can take up to eight years to spread from the prostate to other parts of the body (metastasis), typically the bones.
What is the treatment for prostate cancer that has spread?
Chemotherapy is often used to treat prostate cancer that’s spread to other parts of the body (metastatic prostate cancer). Chemotherapy destroys cancer cells by interfering with the way they multiply. It does not cure prostate cancer, but can keep it under control to help you live longer.
Is Zometa worth taking?
Results from three studies all suggest that Zometa can help reduce the risk of cancer recurrence when it’s included from the start in treating hormone-receptor-positive early-stage breast cancer in postmenopausal and older premenopausal women.
How long does it take for Zometa to work?
It takes at least 7 days after a dose to get the full benefit of this drug. The dose may need to be repeated depending on your blood calcium levels. For the treatment of multiple myeloma and bone problems caused by the spread of cancer, this medication is usually given every 3 to 4 weeks or as directed by your doctor.
How do you feel after a Zometa infusion?
What Are Side Effects of Zometa?
- headache, or.
- flu-like symptoms (such as fever, chills, muscle/joint aches),
- vision problems,
- tired feeling,