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Sources Provide Information on Bone Disease

CancerWise - January 2007

By Darcy De Leon

Information about osteoporosis and other bone diseases affecting cancer patients can be found through a number of online and print sources.

Staff members at The Learning Center, M. D. Anderson’s consumer health library, have developed a list of resources to help people find the facts. These resources are not to be substituted for medical advice. Please consult your health care provider to discuss your specific concerns.

Find facts on the Internet

The following websites provide information about bone diseases:

Bone Disease Program of Texas – A collaboration between M. D. Anderson and Baylor College of Medicine, the program seeks to improve research of bone diseases and to use those findings to develop more effective treatment and prevention options.

Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center – This resource of The National Institutes of Health provides fact sheets and annotated bibliographies on osteoporosis, Paget’s disease, osteogenesis imperfecta, and other related diseases and disorders.

National Osteoporosis Foundation – The organization publishes online information on osteoporosis, including prevention, treatment and support for patients with osteoporosis.

Paget Foundation – This national volunteer health agency provides information about Paget’s disease of bone, primary hyperparathyroidism, fibrous dysplasia, osteopetrosis (not the common disease osteoporosis) and the skeletal complications of cancer.

Foundation for Osteoporosis Research and Education – This nonprofit resource center publishing information on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and osteopenia.

Read more about bone disease

Check your local library or search online for the following book titles:

"Exercises for Osteoporosis: Over 100 Exercises to Improve Strength, Balance, and Flexibility" – Daniels D., New York, NY: Hatherleigh Press; 2005.

"Mayo Clinic on Osteoporosis" – Hodgson S., Rochester, Minn: Mayo Clinic, New York: Kensington Publishers; 2003.

"Yoga Builds Bones: Easy, Gentle Stretches That Prevent Osteoporosis" – Maddern J., Gloucester, Mass: Fair Winds Press; 2002.

"Action Plan for Osteoporosis" – Winters-Stone K., Champaign, Ill: Human Kinetics; 2005.

Patients, family members and the public can find additional information by calling The Learning Center, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, at 713-563-8010 or 713-745-8063 or by visiting The Learning Center website.

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