oncology
Breast Cancer

Rising osteonecrosis burden from oncology treatment

A steadily rising rate of osteonecrosis of the jaw is being seen from radiation therapy and bisphosphonate treatment in oncology settings. An audit of three Queensland public hospitals has shown that 160 cases of radiation-related osteonecrosis were seen among patients undergoing radiation treatment for head and neck cancers between 2003 and 2015. A further 61 ...

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