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Medicines to Prevent Osteoporosis Fractures Were Effective
The risk of broken bones increases with age and is a major cause of disability and death in older people. But some treatments may prevent bone fractures.
Rx to Prevent Bone Loss May Have Other Benefits
Bisphosphonates are a class of medications commonly used to prevent bone loss and osteoporosis. Now, it seems these medications might have an additional benefit: protection against certain cancers.
Rx for Prostate Cancer Not for All Men
Preventing the spread of prostate cancer to bones can mean fewer fractures and slower progression of cancer. One medication used for this purpose appears safe, but may not be effective in some patients.
Jaw Dropping Cancer Therapy Side Effects
Medications that fight cancer are designed to extend life. Some medicines, though, have serious side effects that can appear years after treatment. A new study looked at bone loss side effects of one medication.
Bone Loss Rx May Slow Bone Growth
After menopause, many women need treatment for bone loss due to osteoporosis. But a medication that prevents bone loss may also have the side effect of inhibiting bone growth.
Cancer Spreads in Zometa Study
Many cancer patients take medications to prevent the disease from returning or spreading. One medication designed to prevent cancer from spreading to the bones fell short in a recent study.