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Dr. Radha IyengarBreast Surgery

Bone density and breast cancer

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Bone density is a measure of your bone health. 
Bone density scans should be done every two years as a screening measure in postmenopausal women. 
Sometimes effectiveness cancer treatments can compromise bone health.
Drugs such as aromatase inhibitors can accelerate bone loss because of the effects on estrogen levels. 
Your oncologist may recommend bone strengthening drugs that can help preserve your bone health. 
In addition, aerobic and resistance exercise are simple and effective ways to help reduce bone loss
Resistance exercise activates your bodies bone building machinery by increasing the activity of cells that produce bone. 
Because there are safety precautions for breast cancer survivors partaking in an exercise program, consult your doctor before starting a new exercise regimen