Bone Health

Optimize Bone Health and Reduce Fracture Risk

Optimize Bone Health and Reduce Fracture Risk

Cancer (treatments) may expedite the loss of bone mass and increase your fracture risk.

Calcium and Vitamin D are essential for bone health. Supplements may not be able to fully prevent fractures and may increase the risk for heart disease. Unless recommended/prescribed by your health care provider, and until we know more and understand better, your diet may be the preferred route to get (the bulk of) your daily Calcium/Vitamin D intake. The National Osteoporosis Foundation has created information on daily requirements and natural sources of Calcium and Vitamin D.

Your provider may recommend exercises (to prevent falls and/or strengthen your bone), a blood draw (to evaluate the need for a vitamin D boost), as well as a bone density test* (to evaluate the need for medications).

*Not to be confused with a nuclear bone scan used to detect cancer..

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