Bone Drug Could Help Prevent The Spread Of Breast Cancer

Friday, May 16, 2008 - 13:21 in Health & Medicine

Maintaining bone density could be a key to decreasing the spread of cancer in women with locally advanced breast cancer, according to new research. Bones are common sites for the spread, or metastasis, of breast cancer. Scientists have found that women treated for stage II/III breast cancer who also received a bone strengthening drug were less likely to have breast tumor cells growing in their bones after three months.

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