Booklet
Published: 26 May 2017
Next review: 29 Nov 2019
Edition: 3

This booklet is about bone health. It is for people who are having, or have had, cancer treatments that may affect their bones.

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Published: 26 May 2017
Next review: 29 Nov 2019
Edition: 3

This booklet is about bone health. It is for people who are having, or have had, cancer treatments that may affect their bones.

About this booklet

This booklet explains which factors affect bone health and things you can do to help maintain healthy bones. It also tells you about drug treatments that can improve bone strength.

This includes:

- high-dose steroids or steroids for three months or more

- hormone treatments for breast cancer or prostate cancer

- treatments that cause an early menopause in women

- treatments that affect testosterone levels in men.

This booklet does not have information about cancer in the bone. We have more information about cancer that starts in the bones (primary bone cancer) and cancer that has spread to the bones (secondary bone cancer).

We hope this booklet answers some of your questions. We cannot give advice about the best treatment for you. You should talk to your doctor, who knows your medical history.

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