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RE: [IP] RE: Steroids

I have only read bits and pieces of this thread, but saw the mention of loss
of bone and bone quality.

My mom was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma last month. It's a blood cancer
that destroys bone marrow. She's got multiple rib fractures and a
compression fracture in her low back due to the cancer eating out from the
bone marrow through the bones.

She recently had a Bone Survey done, which is essentially a series of
full-body x-rays to determine at-risk bones.

One of the treatments she's receiving is monthly IVs of Zometa. One dose of
Zometa is equal to a years' worth of Fosamax. This will strengthen her
bones, prevent future fractures, and help heal the existing fractures.
She'll receive these infusions monthly for the rest of her life.

Might be worth asking about for those of you who deal with bone loss.

Good luck,
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