, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 22-28

Bone integrity and bone metastases in breast cancer

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Abstract

Individuals with a history of early-stage breast cancer may be at increased risk of osteoporosis related to adjuvant therapy, and those with metastatic breast cancer may experience skeletal-related complications from the cancer affecting the bone. Maintaining bone strength is critical in the care of both early- and late-stage breast cancer patients because fractures are associated with morbidity and mortality. This article reviews the maintenance of bone integrity in women with breast cancer.