X-rays Help Predict Permanent Bone Damage From Bisphosphonates

Taking bisphosphonates as a part of our prostate cancer treatment puts all of us in direct risk of developing osteoporosis. Bisphosphonates have been found to place us in a high-risk state for developing osteonecrosis of the jaws (rotting of the jaw bones). It is now possible to use X-rays to detect "ghost sockets" in the [...]

Intravenous Bisphosphonates and our Risk for Jawbone Problems

One of the constant questions that come up when considering whether to take intravenous bisphosphonates is the murky issue surrounding jaw or facile bone inflammation and infections. Most of us are aware of the risk and depending whom you speak with the issue is either a major problem or just a nonsense blip that will [...]

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