Breast Cancer Research and Treatment

, Volume 88, Issue 3, pp 257–261 | Cite as

Bone mineral density and adjuvant therapy in breast cancer survivors

  • C. Crandall
  • L. Petersen
  • P. A. Ganz
  • G. A. Greendale


Compared to mean values from a US database, premenopausal breast cancer survivors (BCS) had significantly higher whole body bone mineral density (BMD) compared to age and ethnicity matched referents; higher whole body BMD was present in all premenopausal BCS, including those who received chemotherapy, tamoxifen+chemotherapy, or no adjuvant therapy. Postmenopausal BCS who had received no adjuvant therapy also had higher whole body BMD compared to similarly aged women. In contrast, hip and lumbar spine BMD values in BCS were similar to those of the population-based database.


adjuvant therapy bone density breast cancer menopause osteoporosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Crandall
    • 1
  • L. Petersen
    • 2
  • P. A. Ganz
    • 2
    • 3
  • G. A. Greendale
    • 4
  1. 1.Carolyn Crandall, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los AngelesIris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health CenterLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Division of Cancer Prevention and Control ResearchJonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLALos Angeles
  3. 3.UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public HealthLos Angeles
  4. 4.Division of Geriatrics, Deptartment of Internal MedicineDavid Geffen School of Medicine at University of CaliforniaLos Angeles

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