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Randy Sheffield Shares An Important Warning About ONJ

Randy Sheffield, a member of the Malecare Advanced Prostate Cancer Online support group recently has had his fight with advanced prostate cancer made even more complex when he developed Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). ONJ is an uncommon but terrible side effect of taking bisphosphonates. Randy wrote a warning to all the members of the [...]

Osteonecrosis Of The Jaw While Taking Zometa & Xgeva

The use of denosumab (Xgeva) as an alternative to the more commonly prescribed zoledronic acid (Zometa) to slow down the development of bone metastases in men with advanced prostate cancer is becoming more common. The most common concern for men taking Zometa and now Xgeva has been osteonecrosis of the jaw. Osteonecrosis of the jaw [...]

Issues Surrounding Long Term Bisphosphonate Therapy

On the advanced prostate cancer group I moderate there has been a discussion about the health risks of using Fosamax for an extended period of time. The risks of long term therapy remains unclear and mixed. The Physicans Desk Reference (PDR) indicates they have no idea what effects Fosamax may have after four years! Fosamax [...]

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