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Bone health care in women with breast cancer

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The aim of this article is to analyze and critically appraise the literature regarding optimal bone health care in women with breast cancer and, more specifically, to present (1) the causes of bone loss in breast cancer patients, (2) the appropriate screening for osteoporosis and fracture risk estimation, (3) optimal prevention and therapeutic strategies for osteoporosis and fractures, (4) the role of antiresorptive agents as adjuvant therapy for the prevention of bone metastases and increase of overall survival, and (5) current data on the possible use of menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) in these patients. The objective is to provide a sound pathophysiological background along with evidence-based and practical recommendations for physicians managing such women.

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  • 22 January 2020

    The original version of this article, published on 18 December 2019, contained a mistake.

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Paschou, S.A., Augoulea, A. & Lambrinoudaki, I. Bone health care in women with breast cancer. Hormones (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s42000-019-00164-y

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Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Survivors
  • Aromatase inhibitors
  • Tamoxifen
  • Bone
  • BMD
  • Bisphosphonates
  • Denosumab
  • MHT