Breast cancer patients should not forget about their bone health
Oct 20, 2011
It is important for people with breast cancer to not forget about their bone health because bone loss can become a serious problem, especially for the aging women with breast cancer, according to the news channel WAVY-TV.
Not only does the disease affect bone health but so do the treatment processes of the disease. Therefore, it is very important that women who have breast cancer ensure that they have talked to their healthcare provider about what they can do to keep their bones strong. The media outlet explains that being proactive is imperative.
However, bone health is not just a concern for women with breast cancer. As people age, their bone health should be something they make sure is strong, the news source reports.
According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during her lifetime. It is the second most common cancer among women behind skin cancer. It is also the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women, following lung cancer.