Bone health and osteoporosis

Some treatments for breast cancer can affect your bones, which can increase your risk of developing osteoporosis in the future.

The following information explains what osteoporosis is, why treatments such as chemotherapy, tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors could increase your risk, and how you can help protect your bones with simple lifestyle changes.

Read more information about looking after your bones, including how healthy eating and physical activity can help keep your bones strong and healthy.

Last reviewed: January 2016
Next planned review begins 2018

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