First I found this TINY article that tells me that the FDA has approved a drug to treat bone loss in cancer patients - specifically women who are being treated with an aromatase inhibitor after breast cancer and men with non-metastatic prostate cancer receiving hormone therapy. Obviously I am not in the second group but the first. And I am having bone loss issues. I will talk to my doctor about this one after my next bone scan in the spring. Basically my bone density is down and in addition to being on an AI, I have a strong family history of osteoporosis. I have already talked to my doctor about next steps in bone density if it continues to go down.
But I digress this tiny article didn't not tell me enough and it referred me to the Prolia website which tells me nothing but offers a lot of scary side effects. So I did a little more research with Dr. Google which led me to a little more information on WebMD that tells me it is an injection every six months and has common side effects of low blood calcium, joint pain, and back pain, in case I didn't have enough of those already. But that is always another tiny article. I need to talk to my oncologist to get the real information.