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Topic: Forteo?

Forum: Bone Health and Bone Loss —

Talk with others about bone density, osteopenia and osteoporosis, and ways to keep your bones strong

Posted on: Oct 8, 2014 03:15PM

Pilates4me wrote:

My endocrinologist is going to do a work up with the potential to use Forteo to treat bone loss. Does anyone know if this is strictly a non starter if you have had breast cancer?  Has anyone been given raloxifene to build bone?  I'm ER (-) so I'm not on tamoxifen or AIs. I'm really active and I'm pretty worried about having frail bones now.

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May 15, 2015 10:12AM peggy_j wrote:

My reply here is long delayed but as an FYI, my docs say that Forteo is contraindicated for me because I had radiation as part of BC Tx. Instead, they recommend a SERM (I'm on tamoxifen. For patients w/o a history of BC, they recommend raloxifene).

Dx 2/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 16, 2015 07:04PM windingshores wrote:

I just came on to ask about Forteo. I am on Femara and already have had osteoporosis for 5 years. I cannot take biphosphanates. Is there any interaction between AI's and Forteo?

Dx 2/2015, DCIS/ILC/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Right Surgery Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy
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Jun 17, 2015 10:30PM windingshores wrote:

I met with my endo today and am starting Forteo to help with bone loss from Femara, added on to preexisting osteoporosis. Not sure why noone else on here is doing this combo so nervous there might be something my doc is missing. But I am going ahead. If anyone has any info would love to hear it.

Dx 2/2015, DCIS/ILC/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Right Surgery Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy
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Jun 21, 2015 06:48AM Momine wrote:

Winding, check out the recent research on prolia. It may be a better choice.

Dx 6/1/2011, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 7/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/20/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 9/13/2011 Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 1/9/2012 Surgery 3/8/2012 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2012 Femara (letrozole)
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Sep 3, 2017 02:03PM dogsandjogs wrote:

My doctor wants me on Forteo due to my severe osteoporosis. I have had breast cancer twice: in 1982 and in 2011 (different breasts) No radiation either time is it safe for me? I am waiting to see a specialist, but thought I would ask here too.

Dx 11/1982, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/17 nodes Surgery 11/17/1982 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction Dx 11/15/2010, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 2/11/2011 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel

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