QA About Breast Cancer, Bone Metastases, & Treatment-Related Bone Loss

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Questions and Answers About Breast Cancer, Bone Metastases, & Treatment-Related Bone Loss
The Bone and Cancer Foundation
The relationship between breast cancer and bone health (page 2).
The risk of breast cancer returning and where (page 2).
Decreasing the chance of breast cancer spreading to bone (page 3).
Finding out if breast cancer has spread to bone (page 3).
Problems caused by breast cancer in bone (page 4).
Treating breast cancer that has spread to bone (page 5).
Treatment-related side effects (page 6).
Preventing and treating bone loss in people with breast cancer (page 8).
Health care professionals who can help (page 9).
How can breast cancer affect bone health?
How often does breast cancer that has been treated return?
If breast cancer returns, where is it found?
What happens when breast cancer spreads to bone?
What can be done to decrease the chance of breast cancer spreading to bone?
How is the spread of breast cancer to bone detected?
Which parts of the skeleton are most likely to be affected by breast cancer?
What problems are caused by the spread of breast cancer to bone?
How is breast cancer that has spread to bone treated?
What is done when calcium released from the bone causes high levels of calcium in the blood?
What side effects can hormonal therapy and chemotherapy have on bone?
What are the side effects of bisphosphonate drugs?
What can be done to reduce the risk of breast cancer treatment-related bone loss?
What can be done if breast cancer has weakened bone to the point where fracture is likely or has already occurred?
Who treats patients whose bones are affected by breast cancer?

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