- The treatment of cancer can have a negative influence on bone metabolism. This can result in the development of early osteoporosis or the aggravation of existing osteoporosis, with an increased risk of fractures. - Depending on the duration and type of cancer therapy, prophylactic or therapeutic measures against osteoporosis may become necessary. - The risk of osteoporosis may be assessed by screening with osteodensitometry, among other methods. - Effective treatment is possible, for example with bisphosphonates.
|Translated title of the contribution||Osteoporosis in patients under treatment for cancer and the possibilities for prevention and treatment|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde|
|State||Published - Jun 23 2007|
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