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for treatment of bone metastasis associated with prostate cancer, is xgeva (denosumab) a better one compared to zometa? how much does xgeva (denosumab) cost?

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Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
Slightly better: Xgeva (denosumab) does have some advantages over zometa: quicker administration and no kidney side effects. It is associated with fewer bone complications from cancer than zometa. On the other hand, zometa is now generic, meaning that is a lot cheaper. Neither is a curative treatment for prostate cancer and they are both considered adjunct treatments. Thes small differences may or may not justify its use.
Dr. Richard Sarle
Urology 22 years experience
Xgeva (denosumab): Zolmera can have more side effects, that is my view.

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