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chrisrob
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Quote chrisrob Replybullet Topic: Oesophageal cancer in the news
    Posted: 03 Sep 2010 at 10:53am
Another news item regarding oesophageal cancer.
This time regarding the increased risks if you are taking clodronate, ibandronate, or receive pamidronate or zoledronic acid drip (bisphosphonates).
Click here to read the Press Association release.

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Quote notlob54 Replybullet Posted: 03 Sep 2010 at 1:58pm
I am supposed to take Protelos granules for osteoporis - strontium ranelate.  Do you know if this is a bisphosphate?  If so, I am not taking it.  There is enough risk now of cancer, because I have to have a yearly check up.  I am not going to have more risk than need be.  I think all medication has risks.
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Quote chrisrob Replybullet Posted: 03 Sep 2010 at 2:20pm
Bisphosphonates have a different active ingredient, zoledronic acid as opposed to strontium ranelate so I guess this research doesn't affect your medication.
However, if you have any concerns about your medicines you should discuss it with a pharmacist or your doctor.
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