What is strontium-89 chloride?

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Strontium-89 chloride is a drug used to treat bone pain caused by cancer. After it is injected into a vein, strontium-89 chloride travels to areas of bone where cancer is growing. It gives off radioactive waves that help relieve the pain caused by cancer. Strontium-89 chloride is classified as a radiopharmaceutical or radioisotope drug. It is sold as a prescription drug under the brand name Metastron.

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