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Can prostate cancer lead to weakening of bones?

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Prostate cancer most commonly spreads to the bones. This is called bone metastases. This condition can cause pain and weaken bones, which makes them prone to fractures. So, too, can the endocrine therapy that's often used to slow the spread of prostate cancer. But doctors can offer treatments to relieve bone pain and support weakened bones.

SOURCES: 

National Cancer Institute. 

Freedman, A. , September 1996.  Postgraduate Medicine

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 11, 2018

SOURCES: 

National Cancer Institute. 

Freedman, A. , September 1996.  Postgraduate Medicine

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 11, 2018

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