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Understanding the Complexities of Bone Metastases in Prostate Cancer

Our bones operate in a balanced and dynamic system, which in the normal situation keep them strong. Bones are constantly being eliminated and then remade to keep them healthy and read to support our frame. This normal process involves two major kinds of bone cells that work together, in balance, to keep bones healthy and [...]

Bone Complications Among Prostate Cancer Survivors Having Prolonged Hormone Therapy (ADT)

Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and bone complications are the two near universals for men with advanced prostate cancer. A long-term follow up of fifteen (15) years after diagnosis of a population-based cohort of prostate cancer survivors proved to be very informative. The Prostate Cancer Outcomes Study, which enrolled 3533 men diagnosed with prostate cancer between [...]

How Long Is It Safe to Take Bisphosphonates for Osteoporosis? Long Term Bisphosphonate Therapy Increases the Risk for Serious Fractures of the Femur

A John’s Hopkins Health Alert titled “How Long Is It Safe to Take Bisphosphonates for Osteoporosis?” Should Raise Some Concerns Men on Long Term Bisphosphonate Therapy Hormone therapy (ADT) is notorious for many negative side effects, including osteoporosis.  Osteoporosis is the thinning of bone that increases the risk for fractures, especially hip and spine fractures.  [...]

Zoledronic Acid Also Induces Cell Death in Human Prostate Cancer Cells

Bisphosphonates, specifically Zometa, is commonly used in the treatment of men with advanced prostate cancer. Zometa is used to treat and protect bones from developing fractures. Bisphosphonates are potent inhibitors of bone resorption. Additionally, in vitro studies show that zolendronic acid also inhibits prostate cancer cell growth by activating apoptosis (A form of cell death [...]

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