Bone Health in Advanced Breast Cancer


Senior Scientist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto

Sixty-five to 75 per cent of people with advanced breast cancer can eventually develop bone metastases, which can lead to serious and sometimes debilitating bone complications. Bone complications can include broken bones, spinal cord compression, as well as the need for surgery or radiation to the bone. Bone pain is also common in people who experience bone metastases.

There are treatments available that help reduce the risk of developing debilitating bone complications. Dr. Kathy Pritchard, Senior Scientist at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, Toronto, describes the latest treatments and how they work to protect bones in women with advanced breast cancer.

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