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Osteoporosis in Women With Cancer
Osteoporosis in Women With Cancer How the Spine Changes with Age What Is Osteoporosis? If you have osteoporosis, your bones become porous and weak. As they lose strength, they are more likely to break. People with osteoporosis are particularly at risk for breaking these bones. Spine Hip Wrist Pelvis Upper arm If you have osteopenia, you also have bone loss, but not as much as with osteoporosis. People with osteopenia are more likely to develop osteoporosis if something is not done to stop the bone loss....
Understanding Bone Metastases—When Cancer Spreads to the Bones
Understanding Bone Metastases when Cancer Spreads to the Bones Cancer that has developed in one place can spread and invade other parts of the body. This process of spreading is called metastasizing. If a tumor spreads to the bone, it is called bone metastasis. Cancer cells that have metastasized to the bone can damage the bone and cause symptoms. Various treatments are available to control the symptoms and the spread of bone metastases. To better understand what happens in metastasis, it helps to know ...
Osteoporosis in Men With Cancer
Osteoporosis in Men With Cancer Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become porous and weak. As they lose strength, they are more likely to break. Bones in the spine, hip, wrist, pelvis, and upper arm are particularly at risk of fracture in people with osteoporosis. How the spine compresses with age Osteopenia is a condition in which less bone has been lost than in osteoporosis. But people with osteopenia are more likely to develop osteoporosis if something is not done to stop the loss of bone. The ...