June is National Cancer Survivorship month and we feel it’s important to use this opportunity to share valuable information that will help our patients live their lives to the fullest extent.Osteoporosis affects more than 10 million Americans. It is often called a silent disease because there are usually no symptoms in the early stages. For cancer survivors, osteoporosis can develop as a side effect of cancer treatments including cancer-related surgeries that can put women in early menopause.
We talked to Khelda Jabbar, MD, primary care physician at South Shore Medical Center, who leads the Bone Health Program. Learn more about osteoporosis and the importance of bone health especially for patients who have undergone cancer treatment.