A 69-year-old male asked:
for treatment of bone metastasis associated with prostate cancer, is xgeva (denosumab) a better one compared to zometa? how much does xgeva (denosumab) cost?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Julio Hajdenberg answered
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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.
Answered on May 11, 2016
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