Hi, I would appreciate any advice please. I'm nearly two years post treatment (combined radio/chemo therapy for a rare cancer, a treatment which although short, is particularly aggressive. Many of us have been left with very sore hips and thighs, pain and stiffness which weren't present before - the treatment also produces an immediate menopause.
I spoke to my GP about this and was sent for an xray, which showed no problems, but I'm now wondering if I'm at higher risk of osteoporosis, especially as I was on and off corticosteroids for years for my asthma (I'm now 52). Would it be worthwhile asking if I should have a bone density scan? I'm not somebody who relishes any procedures but am seriously worried that if I had a fall, this could result in a break due to undiagnosed problems. I'm not sure whether I should be taking any kind of supplement, such as calcium or not and would appreciate any words of wisdom as to what I should do.