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Cancer Therapy and Osteoporosis: Identifying Patients at High Risk for Skeletal Fractures

Diane Cope
CJON 2002, 6(2), 111-115 DOI: 10.1188/02.CJON.111

The purpose of this prospective, longitudinal study was to evaluate the effects of chemotherapy-induced ovarian failure on bone loss. The study sample included 64 premenopausal women diagnosed with stage I or II breast cancer receiving chemotherapy. Bone mineral density and biochemical indices of skeletal turnover were performed before chemotherapy and at six and 12 months postchemotherapy.

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