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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
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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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)).

In brief: 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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