Bone drug boosting survival in younger breast cancer patients

Dec 20, 2011 Full story: Fort Francis Times 8

Doctors were mostly hoping to prevent complications and relapses when they gave young women a medicine to keep their bones strong during breast cancer treatment.

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John

New York, NY

#1 Dec 29, 2011
However, we should still be all concern about its side effects like http://www.fosamaxfemurfracturelawsuit.com/fe... because even though it is used on another kind of medical condition, consequences can still be present.
Gail Perry

Saint Petersburg, FL

#2 Dec 29, 2011
John wrote:
However, we should still be all concern about its side effects like http://www.fosamaxfemurfracturelawsuit.com/fe... because even though it is used on another kind of medical condition, consequences can still be present.
I'm sorry, but it's just irresponsible to say that in a BREAST CANCER forum. By the way, that's from someone who received Zometa. My cancer should have spread but did not, and Zometa is probably one of the major reasons.

So gee, Monty -- which would I rather have -- a broken leg, or a slow death from breast cancer? Mr. Hall, I'll take the broken leg!

Not that we even KNOW it happens in younger women, mind you. Zometa (labeled as Fosamax when used for osteoporosis) has this risk because although it strengthens bones, it doesn't do it exactly as mother nature built them to begin with. The GREAT majority of people do not suffer random broken femurs, and of those that do, their legs heal, but they do NOT develop the terribly debilitating and often crippling effects of collapsed and crushed vertabrae.

So OK, Monty, I'm still playing? My choices are a broken leg that heals, or a broken back that cripples me for the rest of my life. Thanks for the offer, Mr. Hall, but I'm staying with the broken leg.

We are NOT going to get out of this life alive, but we're living longer and longer. The things we do to live longer may sometimes have consequences, but then we make informed choices.

Ladies, don't make your decisions based on something you read online from someone who won't even give his last name. Talk to your oncologist. If he or she won't give you full and complete answers, get another doctor.

Then make YOUR choice.
Zack Riley

Chicago, IL

#3 Jan 20, 2012
While its great to see that some drugs have an off label use which benefits many, the effect should be studied further as it may cause other unknown side effects. Many Fosamax lawsuit victims will tell you that they were unaware that Fosamax could cause their injuries. http://www.rotlaw.com/fosamax/
Gail Perry

Saint Petersburg, FL

#5 Jan 20, 2012
Zack Riley wrote:
While its great to see that some drugs have an off label use which benefits many, the effect should be studied further as it may cause other unknown side effects. Many Fosamax lawsuit victims will tell you that they were unaware that Fosamax could cause their injuries. http://www.rotlaw.com/fosamax/
When your life is on the line you will sometimes accept less than 25 years of research.:)

As I said, I have a possible broken leg on the one hand, or dying a long, painful death from breast cancer. Thanks but I'll stick with door #1. If I break my leg, please bring me a chocolate milk shake from Steak 'n Shake. It's my top pic for food at a pity party.
Bree

Malvern, AR

#6 Sep 7, 2012
Medications are known to carry distint side effects and while osteoporosis drugs may somehow benefit cancer patient, they may also be made vulnerable to a differnt string of health problems from the side effects of Fosamax or other bisphosphonates. Related material from http://www.fosamaxfemurfracturelawsuit.com may be of great help.
Gail Perry

Saint Petersburg, FL

#7 Sep 7, 2012
Bree wrote:
Medications are known to carry distint side effects and while osteoporosis drugs may somehow benefit cancer patient, they may also be made vulnerable to a differnt string of health problems from the side effects of Fosamax or other bisphosphonates. Related material from http://www.fosamaxfemurfracturelawsuit.com may be of great help.
Nothing "Somehow" about it, Bree. Clearly you are focused on gathering people for a lawsuit, and that's your right, but it's also my right to clarify for you.

The spread to the bones is opportunistic. It comes out at a spot already weakened. With osteoporosis, those cells have many more opportunities to pop out and spread. There's no mystery, no "somehow" about it.

No matter what complications these drugs might bring, it's not as bad as being ... dead. I'm alive six years after breast cancer, and both my doctor and I believe it is in part due to those "terrible" drugs.

You understand that you're in a BREAST CANCER FORUM? The people here have stared down the barrel of premature death and in many cases, still are. If they could be saved by making their bones stronger, this is the WRONG place to discourage them from that.

Honestly I don't know how some people sleep at night ...
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