Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Humber River Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
BARKIN J. How I Do It: Managing bone health in patients with prostate cancer. Can J Urol 2014;21(4):
Urologists have two scenarios where they have to address bone loss or increased risk of fractures in men with prostate cancer. In the first setting, a patient who has been started on androgen deprivation therapy may develop cancer-treatment-induced bone loss. In the second setting, a patient’s prostate cancer may have metastasized to the bone. This article describes six steps to manage bone health in patients diagnosed with prostate cancer in a community practice.