New osteoporosis resource for women who have received breast cancer treatment
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
In collaboration with the Centre of Excellence in Cancer Prevention, Dr. Olivia Tseng—a medical doctor who recently completed her PhD at UBC—has developed a free, online, evidence-based resource for women of all ages who have received breast cancer treatment.
Breast cancer treatments can lead to faster bone loss, lower bone density, and higher risk for osteoporosis and broken bones. The resource provides practical tips and information for women to find out whether they may be at risk and what they can do to prevent changes to their bone health.
The resource is a modified version of the original created by Dr. Tseng for her doctoral work at UBC. Dr. Carolyn Gotay, Director of the Centre of Excellence in Cancer Prevention, was a member of Dr. Tseng’s doctoral committee.