Upon diagnosis, regardless of stage I think, Bishosphonate therapy, bone strengthening drugs, is standard therapy for my cancer, multiple myeloma. Myeloma causes all sorts of bone damage and strengthening one’s bones is important therapy for mmers.
Over the past year or so I have been reading studies that discuss the idea that bisphophonate therapy may actually prevent bone metastases in cancer. The studies I’ve read talk only about breast and prostate cancer but my thinking is that the idea of protecting the bones of all cancer patients (beyond breast and prostate cancers) against the prospect of bone mets seems logical.
The study linked an excerpted below actually cites a specific enzyme in ER negative breast cancer patients that “enhances” the spread of the disease aka bone mets and that blocking the activity of this enzyme will “prevent bone damage and the spread of tumor cells to the bone (metastasis), halting the progression of the disease…”
Bishphosphonate therapy coupled with supplementation, nutrition and exercise could prove a formidable therapy to slow or even stop breast cancer.
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Long-term cancer survivor, creator, director PeopleBeatingCancer
“Breast cancer is a disease that commonly spreads to other areas of the body; the most common site for the disease to spread is the bone. Leading scientists have identified a possible key to preventing secondary cancers in breast cancer patients, after discovering an enzyme that enhances the spread of the disease. They also report that an existing class of drugs for osteoporosis could stop the spread of the disease…
The findings suggest that identifying LOX in estrogen receptor negative (ER negative) breast cancer patients early, could allow doctors to block the enzyme’s activity, preventing bone damage and the spread of tumor cells to the bone (metastasis), halting the progression of the disease.
The researchers also showed that treatment with bisphosphonate, an existing class of drug which prevents the loss of bone mass and is already used to treat diseases such as osteoporosis, was able to prevent the changes in the bone and the spread of the disease in mice….”