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Breast cancer, bone mets. Doctors cancelled mom's zometa therapy due to continuously low calcium. Can they increase ca just prior infusion and after?

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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Hypocalcemia

Low calcium should be corrected and then zometa should be continued.
Use vitamin d with calcium as well.

In brief: Hypocalcemia

Low calcium should be corrected and then zometa should be continued.
Use vitamin d with calcium as well.
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: Here ar Some solutio

Low calcium is not a big issue if it it is asymptomatic.
The symptoms are muscle cramps in hands and feet. If she does not have this problem, then zometa can be continued. But if she has already received zometa for more than 6 months, it can be left out of the treatment unless she has very extensive involvement of the bones(many bones affected). Calcium can be given IV but only if she has symptoms.

In brief: Here ar Some solutio

Low calcium is not a big issue if it it is asymptomatic.
The symptoms are muscle cramps in hands and feet. If she does not have this problem, then zometa can be continued. But if she has already received zometa for more than 6 months, it can be left out of the treatment unless she has very extensive involvement of the bones(many bones affected). Calcium can be given IV but only if she has symptoms.
Dr. Sewa Legha
Dr. Sewa Legha
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