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Breast Cancer Patients- Strengthen Your Bones Now-

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Adjuvant bisphosphonates were found to reduce bone recurrence and improve survival in postmenopausal patients with nonmetastatic breast cancer


The study linked and excerpted below is saying three things about breast cancer (BC) patients. First and foremost, strengthening the bones of BC patients reduce the risk of bone recurrence. Let me stress this point. If you strengthen your bones there is less risk of your BC recurring in your bones.

Secondly, and you have to read between the lines a bit, postmenopausal BC patients who have undergone chemotherapy may have weaker bones than younger pre-menopausal women.


Thirdly, bisphosphonate therapy can cause osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). Therefore the recommended dose of bone strengthening therapy is relatively low to reduce the risk of this side effect.

I am a long-term survivor and cancer coach. Bisphosphonate therapy is standard for patients diagnosed with my cancer, multiple myeloma. While there are side effects of this therapy, they are mild and can be managed.

I am against toxicity, from any therapy, for any cancer. However, bone strength can be critical to the cancer patient. I also recommend evidence-based, non-toxic bone therapies.

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thank you,

David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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Use of Adjuvant Bisphosphonates and Other Bone-Modifying Agents in Breast Cancer: A Cancer Care Ontario and American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline

Purpose-To make recommendations regarding the use of bisphosphonates and other bone-modifying agents as adjuvant therapy for patients with breast cancer…




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