Current Oncology Reports

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 22–28

Bone integrity and bone metastases in breast cancer


DOI: 10.1007/s11912-006-0005-9

Cite this article as:
Van Poznak, C. & Nadal, C. Curr Oncol Rep (2006) 8: 22. doi:10.1007/s11912-006-0005-9


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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Breast Cancer Medicine ServiceMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA