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Manuel's SpaceOAR Hydrogel Story

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In 2018 during an annual physical, Manuel’s primary care physician discovered he had a high PSA. He was scheduled for a biopsy, which is when  his oncologist discovered that he had stage 4 prostate cancer.

Manuel and his medical team opted for radiation therapy to treat his prostate cancer along with SpaceOAR Hydrogel potentially help minimize the side effects that can occur as a result of radiation therapy.

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More than 60,000 American men opt to treat their prostate cancer with radiation every year.1 Radiation therapy uses high-powered energy to kill cancer cells and can be delivered in two ways: external beam radiation or brachytherapy (internal radiation).

“Don’t feel depressed, there is always a way and think positive.” -Manuel

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  1. Treatment for Prostate Cancer: External-Beam Radiation Therapy. Prostate Cancer Foundation. Accessed February 13, 2019.

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Results from case studies are not necessarily predictive of results in other cases. Results in other cases may vary. BSC strongly recommends that you consult with your physician on all matters pertaining to your health or to address any questions.

SpaceOAR is intended to temporarily position the anterior rectal wall away from the prostate during radiotherapy for prostate cancer and in creating this space it is the intent of SpaceOAR Hydrogel to reduce the radiation dose delivered to the anterior rectum.

As with any medical treatment, there are some risks involved with the use of SpaceOAR Hydrogel. Potential complications associated with SpaceOAR Hydrogel include, but are not limited to: pain associated with SpaceOAR Hydrogel injection; pain or discomfort associated with SpaceOAR Hydrogel; needle penetration of the bladder, prostate, rectal wall, rectum or urethra; injection of SpaceOAR Hydrogel into the bladder, prostate, rectal wall, rectum or urethra; local inflammatory reactions; infection; injection of air, fluid or SpaceOAR Hydrogel intravascularly; urinary retention; rectal mucosal damage, ulcers, necrosis; bleeding; and rectal urgency. Please talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits associated with SpaceOAR Hydrogel.

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