Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis
TermOsteoporosis
Short definitionOsteonecrosis - (pronounced) (OS-tee-oh-neh-KROH-sis) condition in which there is a loss of blood flow to bone tissue, resulting in bone death. It's most common in the hips, knees, shoulders, and ankles. 
TypeCancer terms
SpecialtyOncology
LanguageEnglish
SourceNCI
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Osteoporosis - (pronounced) (OS-tee-oh-phew-ROH-sis) condition in which the amount and thickness of bone tissue decreases. This makes the bones weak and breaks more easily. Osteoporosis can be caused by aging, hormonal changes, use of certain medications, and inadequate dietary intake of calcium and vitamin D. It can also be caused by certain types of cancer and cancer treatments. It is most common in white and Asian women

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