10 Treatments for Breast Cancer
9. Bone-Modifying Drugs
If the breast cancer has not spread to other parts of the body, taking bone-modifying drugs such as bisphosphonates can assist in preventing recurrence. For example, zoledronic acid or clodronate prescriptions may help postmenopausal women.
In cases where cancer has traveled to the bone, higher doses are available to block bone destruction and contribute to strengthening the remaining bone. Pamidronate and zoledronic acid are two beneficial bone-modifying drugs for patients with metastatic cancer. Unfortunately, not all of the medicines are readily available, so consult with your medical provider about your breast cancer treatments.