Health Alert:

Coronavirus Information: Vaccinations | Testing | Safety Policies & Visitor Guidelines | Appointments & Scheduling | FAQs

Bone Health

If you have received or are receiving certain types of cancer treatments, you are at an increased risk for osteoporosis, or decreased bone density. This condition creates an increased risk of fracture of those bones affected, most often the hips, spine, and wrists.

Those at risk include:

  • Women who have early menopause or decreased estrogen production due to cancer therapy
  • Men who have decreased testosterone production
  • Treatment with ifosfamide, methotrexate, radiation to the brain or weight bearing bones (spine, hips, legs) or allogeneic stem cell or bone marrow transplant
  • Survivors of childhood cancers
  • Long-term use of corticosteroids
  • Patients who have had their stomach surgically removed
Learn more about bone health and cancer treatment and recovery at Oncolink.