Items Tagged ‘bisphosphonates’

July 24, 2015

Mayo Clinic In the News

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich)

Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Laura Wuotila with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Editor, Karl Oestreich; Assistant Editor, Carmen Zwicker   The Wall Street Journal Doctors Object to High […]

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March 26, 2012

Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Benefits of Osteopenia Medication Remain Even After Discontinuing Use

By Mystery User

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: If I’ve taken a bisphosphonate for five years, what will happen if I stop? My physician said a two-year sabbatical was all right, but I’m wondering if my bones will return to their original osteopenia state. ANSWER: Taking a bisphosphonate medication (Fosamax, Boniva, others) to treat bones that are thinner than normal […]

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Tags: bisphosphonates, osteopenia

December 11, 2009

New Weapon in Breast Cancer Battle? Experts Cautious

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

There might be link between a common osteoporosis treatment and a significantly reduced risk of breast cancer in women, according to two studies presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Thursday…   The first study from the Women’s Health Initiative found that women who used bisphosphonates had 32 percent fewer cases of invasive breast […]

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Tags: bisphosphonates, Breast Cancer

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