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What should i do to prevent bone loss from taking arimidex (anastrozole) after breast cancer diagnosis?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Calcium/vitamin D: Calcium and vitamin d are important to prevent bone loss while on anastrozole. Bone density testing should be done every few years to determine if bone loss is occurring. If bone loss is occurring, addition of a bisphosphonate may slow or reverse bone loss.
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Dr. James Urbanic
Radiation Oncology 20 years experience
Calcium and vit D: Consider a DEXA scan to measure bone density. If your density is low a bisphosphonate type medication can be helpful. This should be a standard conversation for your medical oncologist to have with you.
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