(Remember Kiddies…DRUGS ARE YOU FRIEND!)-Osteoporosis drug ‘doubles oesophagus cancer risk’
A drug taken by more than a million people with osteoporosis could double their risk of developing cancer of the oesophagus, according to a study published today.
By Stephen Adams
03 Sep 2010
Those who have taken oral bisphosphonates for five years or more are twice as likely to develop the cancer than those who have not, the analysis of medical records found.
Every year almost 8,000 people in Britain are diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus, or gullet cancer, and about 7,500 people die from it.