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Cancer. would it benefit her to take fosamax (alendronate) or serm's or even take estrogen?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Clarification?: What kind of cancer? Are you referring to cancer that has spread to the bone? Or to prevent it? There are a couple of medication used in metastatic cancer to the bone - zometa or xgeva (denosumab). Estrogen/serm/fosamax are not used in that setting. As for now- nothing is confirmed by radncomized study that we can use to prevent cancer from spreading to the bone (need more study on xgeva (denosumab)).

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