A little space before prostate radiation can make a BIG difference after.
At 3-year follow-up from the US pivotal trial patients who underwent prostate cancer radiation therapy with SpaceOAR Hydrogel experienced fewer clinically significant declines in bowel, urinary and sexual functions than patients without SpaceOAR Hydrogel.1-2
FEWER SEXUAL COMPLICATIONS
SpaceOAR Hydrogel patients who had erections sufficient for intercourse at baseline were 67% more likely to retain erectile function at 3 years.1
FEWER URINARY COMPLICATIONS
The use of SpaceOAR Hydrogel reduced the likelihood of more serious changes in urinary quality of life by 60% compared to those in the control group.2
FEWER BOWEL COMPLICATIONS
At 3 years, grade 1 rectal toxicity was decreased by 75% in patients treated with SpaceOAR Hydrogel versus the control group.2
SpaceOAR Hydrogel is intended to temporarily move the rectal wall away from the prostate during the course of radiotherapy treatment for prostate cancer, and in creating this space it is the intent of SpaceOAR Hydrogel to reduce the radiation dose affecting the rectum.SpaceOAR Hydrogel contains polyethylene glycol (PEG). 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 injection, pain or discomfort from the hydrogel, site inflammation, infection (including abscess), inability to urinate, urgent need to urinate, constipation, rectal muscle spasm, damage to lining of rectum, ulcers, fistula (a holebetween rectum and bladder, urethra, or skin below the scrotum), perforation (hole in prostate, bladder, urethra, rectum), necrosis (dead tissue), allergic reaction (local reaction or more severe reaction, such as anaphylaxis), embolism (blood vessel blockage is possible and may happen outside of the pelvis, potentially impacting vital organs or legs), fainting, and bleeding. Please talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits related to using SpaceOAR Hydrogel. If one or more of these complications occur, you may need medical treatment or surgery. URO-1288805-AA APR 2022
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* Number of patients is based on units shipped and a BSC proprietary algorithm
- Hamstra DA, Mariados N, Sylvester J, et al. Sexual quality of life following prostate intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) with a rectal/prostate spacer: Secondary analysis of a phase 3 trial. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2018;8(1):e7‐e15.
- Hamstra DA, Mariados N, Sylvester J, et al. Continued benefit to rectal separation for prostate radiation therapy: Final results of a phase III trial. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017 Apr 1;97(5):976-85.
- Data on file.
- Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer. American Cancer Society. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostate-cancer/treating/radiation-therapy.html. Accessed April 25, 2023.