Your guide to bisphosphonates, how they work and when you might have them as part of your treatment for cancer. Side effects are generally mild if you do get them.
Bisphosphonates are drugs that help prevent or slow down bone thinning (osteoporosis). They can help to treat some types of cancer that cause bone damage.
To understand how bisphosphonates work, it helps to know a bit about normal bone activity.
Side effects might include fever, flu-like symptoms or jaw problems.
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