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Bisphosphonates and cancer

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.

How bisphosphonates work

To understand how bisphosphonates work, it helps to know a bit about normal bone activity.

Side effects of bisphosphonates

Side effects might include fever, flu-like symptoms or jaw problems.

Last reviewed: 
26 Nov 2019

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