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Old 10-26-2018, 10:20 PM
 
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I would not take a drug that destroyed my jaw and made my teeth fall out, just because maybe, possibly, your cancer might come back. I am a breast cancer survivor too, and after the first 5 years I have not taken any other drugs.
Isn't that a little judgmental? There's a wide variety of types of breast cancer, treatment outcomes, and future risk profiles, and without knowing the OP's situation, I would defer to the specialists who are treating her.
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Old 10-26-2018, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Isn't that a little judgmental? There's a wide variety of types of breast cancer, treatment outcomes, and future risk profiles, and without knowing the OP's situation, I would defer to the specialists who are treating her.
She said she wouldn't, not that the OP shouldn't. At least that's the way I read it.

I've been reading about Prolia (denosumab). Researchers are seeing that when it's discontinued without beginning an alternate therapy, rapid bone loss occurs that quickly negates previous gains in bone mineral density. Such bone loss can lead to multiple vertebral fractures. This is sobering stuff. If you take Prolia, don't stop without talking to your doctor first.

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Old 10-27-2018, 05:21 PM
 
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I meant to comment here sooner.

I inherited a dental condition that left me with bad teeth that didn't have enough enamel. As a kid, I came to terms with the fact that sooner rather than later I would need dentures. My six front top teeth got capped when I was 13. At 15, a friend and I got hit by a car when the driver ran the light. Half my caps were gone and it was discovered that the teeth underneath them deteriorated down to the gums. The end result was my first denture---a partial one.

After getting teeth pulled one by one over the ensuing years, eventually, I ended up with a full set of dentures. I was able to keep the remnants of my six lower front teeth. Since they wore down to the gums, a plate was fitted over them.

Everybody's experience with dentures is different. I can eat corn on the cob and can bite into an apple. Plus, I have no problems tasting food.

OP---my advice to you---keep your teeth as long as possible. Wait until you get to the point where you have so few teeth that eating becomes difficult.

Much as I've adapted to dentures, I would have given just about anything to have good teeth.

I wish you all the best.
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