Fragility Factors: Risks and Prevention

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about fragility fractures along with the risks and prevention factors for women as they age.

Does chemotherapy affect your bone density?

Dr. Jennifer Jerele explains if chemotherapy can decrease a patient’s bone density. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

Does chemotherapy affect your bone density?

Some chemotherapy agents can decrease your bone density, again, it's a rare occurrence and a lot of the hormone replacement therapies can affect that as well, but yes.

   

Certain cancer treatments can increase the risk for osteoporosis in both men and women. Some chemotherapy agents can decrease your bone density. It's a rare occurrence. Hormone therapies for breast and prostate cancer can affect bone density, as well.

Source: Jennifer Jerele, MD, Premier Orthopedics