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I have metatastic breast cancer diagnosed a year ago (11

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I have metatastic breast cancer diagnosed a year ago (11 years after first breast cancer treated with lumpectomy, chemo and radiation). Did one cycle of Gemone with infusion of Boniva. Now on Aromase and it has been suggested I should have an infusion of Boniva. I should mention that one year ago my bones were considered very strong at 74 which my GP congratulated me upon. Why do I need Boniva again while on oral meds?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.
aromasin can increase risks for your bones to get weaker at your age by dropping your estrogen levels even after menopause.
the boniva is a once a month injection to help prevent osteoporosis.
you should be getting your bone density testing once a year.
when was the last time you had your bone density tested?