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What can I take to make my bones stronger? Someone recommended Citracal?

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Learning About Breast Cancer over 7 years
  • Diana Foster Payne Profile
    Stage 4 Patient
    Yes, great advice from Sharon. I think it's essentional to get a bone density scan. I had one just before I started Tamoxifen. I found out I have osteoporosis. It runs in my family but I'm sure chemo had contributed to it. I'll be going to my dr next week and I'll decide wheather I'm going to do a once a year infusion or monthly medication. I take vitamin D & calcium as well. :)
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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    Survivor since 2007
    Citrical and vitamin D. (I have to take 3 Citricals and 5000 IU of Vit. D a day) If you have osteopenia (pre-osteoporosis) or osteo. your oncologist may put you on Boniva or one of the other osteo. drugs. Your oncologist may suggest a Dexa Scan to check for osteopenia or osteoporsis. I have osteoporosis from chemo. TALK TO YOUR ONC. ABOUT THIS! Take care, Sharon
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  • sylvia clark Profile
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Thank you Sharon!
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