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Osteoporosis years after Hodgkin's treatment

Osteoporosis years after Hodgkin's treatment

Posted by happyhiker1 on Jul 25, 2020 12:10 pm

I had chemo for Hodgkin's (stage 2) 9 years ago and I have just found out that I have borderline osteoporosis.
I was wondering why I might have developed this and it dawned on me that maybe it was related to my chemo and I 
came across scientific lit that indeed states that there is a relation with the chemo treatments and lymphomas, including Hodgkin's.
I don't recall anyone warning me about this, or any of the brochures mentioning this possibility and am wondering why not??
If I had known, I would have requested a bone density scan back then and would probably have been advised to start Vit D.
As it is, I had surgery and radiation for a recent breast cancer (stage 1) and the scan was only prescribed because the meds they want me to 
take daily for 5 yrs weaken the bones....not a good scenario if I already have borderline osteo!
Anyway, just wondering if any Hodgkin's patients out there have been warned about this possibility from chemo???