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En español | Q. I'm a 62-year-old woman with osteoporosis (as determined by a -2.87 on my bone density scan). I've been taking Fosamax along with calcium and vitamin D supplements for the past five to six years. In that time I've had three stress fractures of my feet. I'm concerned about my osteoporosis but I'm also worried about Fosamax adding new health issues, especially with more and more evidence suggesting that it can lead to femoral fractures and even cancer. Can you give me some direction?Back to Article

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