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Osteoporosis and SREs in neoplastic disease 

Osteoporosis and SREs in neoplastic disease
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Osteoporosis and SREs in neoplastic disease
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Eugene V. McCloskey

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198713340.003.0016
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date: 20 September 2020

In patients with bone metastases, increased osteoclastic bone resorption contributes to skeletal complications and has led to the use of anti-resorptive therapies in routine clinical management.

Bisphosphonates and denosumab are effective in preventing treatment-induced bone loss and reducing skeletal complications in metastatic disease.

Current hormonal management of breast or prostate cancer is associated with bone loss and an increased risk of osteoporotic fracture. The risk of fracture and bone protection should be considered.

Anti-resorptive therapy can play a role in prevention of bone metastases in early breast cancer in post-menopausal women.

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