Supportive and other treatments

Bisphosphonates

Bisphosphonates are drugs that in certain situations can help to protect your bones against some of the effects of cancer, such as pain and weakness. Find out when you might be offered bisphosphonates and what to expect.

  • Clodronate

    Clodronate can strengthen bones and relieve pain in some secondary bone cancers, and can lower calcium levels in the blood.

  • Ibandronic acid

    Ibandronic acid can strengthen bones and relieve pain in breast cancer that has spread to the bones, and lower calcium levels in the blood.

  • Pamidronate

    Pamidronate can strengthen bones and relieve pain in some secondary bone cancers, and can lower calcium levels in the blood.

  • Zoledronic acid

    Zoledronic acid can strengthen bones and relieve pain in some secondary bone cancers, and can lower calcium levels in the blood.