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What are some side effects associated with taking aromatase inhibitors to treat breast cancer?

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One serious side effect of aromatase inhibitors is osteoporosis, which can lead to bone fractures. Bone density tests are used to check for osteoporosis.

Other side effects include hot flashes, muscle and joint pain, memory problems, and a higher risk of heart disease.

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National Cancer Institute.

Breastcancer.org.

Medscape. 

Pfizer Inc.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 11, 2017

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National Cancer Institute.

Breastcancer.org.

Medscape. 

Pfizer Inc.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 11, 2017

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