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How can you increase your bone density after chemotherapy?

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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology

In brief: Bone density & chemo

It partially depends on the type of cancer (can you take estrogen or not) and whether or not you have gone through the menopause.
Calcium and vit d supplementation are important but you may need a dexa scan to check your current bone density.

In brief: Bone density & chemo

It partially depends on the type of cancer (can you take estrogen or not) and whether or not you have gone through the menopause.
Calcium and vit d supplementation are important but you may need a dexa scan to check your current bone density.
Dr. John Geisler
Dr. John Geisler
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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology

In brief: Exercise among other

Chemotherapy does take a toll on various body systems and the skeletal system is not immune.
If you are young, and depending on the chemotherapy agents used, there is a risk of gonadal failure and low estrogen state, the latter of which can greatly affect bone density. In general, optimizing calcium and vitamin d intake will be very important in addition to weight bearing exercise.

In brief: Exercise among other

Chemotherapy does take a toll on various body systems and the skeletal system is not immune.
If you are young, and depending on the chemotherapy agents used, there is a risk of gonadal failure and low estrogen state, the latter of which can greatly affect bone density. In general, optimizing calcium and vitamin d intake will be very important in addition to weight bearing exercise.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Thank
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