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Breast Cancer Treatments Can Raise Heart Disease Risk In Women

Breast Cancer Treatments Can Raise Heart Disease Risk In Women

Ms Culhane said: "It's incredibly encouraging to see the tremendous progress that has been made in breast cancer over recent years". She added that oncologists for years have been closely monitoring patients who are on toxic drugs like Herceptin, which is used to treat patients with HER2-positive breast cancer.

It's vital that clinicians be able to identify patients at risk for cardiovascular complications from their cancer treatment.

For breast cancer the mortality rate has come down by 10%, meaning deaths in women are declining more quickly. It noted that breast cancer survivors who are 65 and older and were treated for their cancer are more likely to die of cardiovascular problems than breast cancer.

The anthracycline class of chemotherapeutic drugs can trigger abnormal heart rhythms, which may be benign or potentially life-threatening.

Whilst welcoming advances in breast cancer treatment, Prostate Cancer UK said that levels of funding for prostate cancer had been significantly lower, meaning efforts to tackle the disease are trailing behind.

Authors of the AHA statement concluded, "These data confirm that postmenopausal HRT is associated with both breast cancer and CVD. and this is a potentially modifiable risk factor for both diseases".

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While there aren't many options when it comes to age and family history, Mehta et al. wrote patients can mitigate their symptoms by following the AHA's "Life's Simple 7" guidelines, which should reduce the odds of developing either condition.

"The introduction of precision medicine, a screening programme and a weighty research boost has no doubt played an important role in reducing the number of women who die from the disease". When she told a nurse practitioner that several of her relatives had had strokes, she referred Brenneman to Gilchrist's program, where she was urged to wear a Fitbit and to do aerobic exercises at least three times a week. She improved her diet and lost seven pounds, just in time for her daughter's wedding last October. Eight treatments at the typical intravenous dose brings a 5 percent risk of heart failure, but a 26 percent risk after 11 such treatments and a 48 percent risk after 14. Beginning in the 1980s and 1990s, most children with the blood cancer were cured by aggressive treatment that involved chemo and sometimes radiation.

"However, to achieve these aims we need to increase our investment in research". But for all patients, the chemotherapies may be life-saving. Doxorubicin is a chemotherapy drug used in breast cancer therapy that can lead to the damage of heart cells.

Dr. Pina, associate chief of cardiology at Montefiore Einstein Hospital in the Bronx, said lifesaving therapies-including radiation, chemotherapy, and other treatments-can cause serious heart problems, some of which might not materialize until years later.

Neelima Denduluri, a medical oncologist in Arlington, Virginia, said that increasingly doctors are tailoring treatments to the individual and that doctors don't have to choose between life-saving cancer therapies and cardio health.

The statement is an outline of what is presently known about risk elements customary to both heart disease and breast cancer, the probable heart damage for few breast cancer treatments and recommended procedure to halt or minimize the damage. "There's no one-size-fits-all", she said.


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