Reasons Not To Freak Out About Risk Of Heart Disease After Breast Cancer

Concern about treatment toxicity is all-the-more reason to find breast cancer early. To live to be 65 years old..
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Women who receive chemotherapy for early-stage breast cancer are screened at baseline for underlying heart disease according to the treatment they are receiving, rather than their actual risk for heart failure.Medscape Medical News
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Adjuvant whole-breast radiotherapy is a recommended part of breast-cancer therapy after breast-conserving surgery. It reduces the recurrence rates of breast cancer, specific mortality from breast cancer as well as the overall mortality [1]. However, breast-cancer radiotherapy also increases the incidence of second cancers, mainly in the contralateral breast and in the lungs. Especially for left-sided tumours it also increases the mortality through heart disease [1,2].
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Abstract BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer are major causes of death in Japan. As most CVDs are chronic and often aggravate, long-term follow-up is necessary. Although some cancer patients and survivors have CVD, its prognostic significance and prevalence are unknown. Therefore, we conducted a retrospective study at our center to determine the prevalence of cancer patients with CVD. METHODS: In 2015, our 10-year (2005-2014) cancer registry was summarized. Comorbidities including left ventricular dysfunction, atrial fibrillation (AF), ischemic heart disease, aortic stenosis, venous thromboemb...
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(CNN) — The number of people around the world who have cancer is “rapidly growing,” with 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million deaths in 2018 alone, researchers estimate in a new report. By the end of the century, cancer will be the No. 1 killer globally and the single biggest barrier to increasing our life expectancy, according to the report, released Wednesday by the World’s Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer. Cancer by the numbers The researchers used data from 185 countries, looking at all the places in the body cancer can occur and taking a deeper look at 3...
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Ever since a report by a U.S. study claimed in 2002 that it carried a significant risk of breast cancer and heart disease, most menopausal women remain scared of taking it.
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New research suggests that low-carb diets may not be the best way to achieve long-term health. Research presented Tuesday at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Germany found that diets very low in carbohydrates may raise individuals’ risks of premature death over time. “The message seems to be clear,” wrote study co-author Maciej Banach, president of the Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital Research Institute, in an email to TIME. “We should avoid diets with extremely low and very low levels of carbohydrates,” specifically those that draw less than 26% of daily calorie intake fr...
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I have posted a few notes about predictive diagnostic algorithms (see:An Algorithm Using Medical Record Data Predicts Risk for Parkinson's Disease;Should the Work Product of"Non-Explainable" Medical Algorithms Be Ignored) and disease risk scores (see:Genetic Risk Scores: Ready for Inclusion in the Medical Record?). Using AI techniques, researchers at Massachusetts General are developing a web site that will display a risk score for five common diseases after consumers upload their DNA to the site (see:Clues to Your Health Are Hidden at 6.6 Million Spots in Your DNA). The algorithm takes into account mill...
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Comparison with control groups of untreated patients suggests that right-breast-cancer patients who receive radiotherapy have a higher rate of heart disease. Dose constraint for heart has been established to minimize radiotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity during left breast cancer treatment. Additionally, it is suggested to minimize the dosage on left anterior descending (LAD) artery. Right coronary artery (RCA), is the second largest artery, after left main coronary artery, supplying the heart. A dose evaluation study is not present for RCA; the proximal part of which is included in the irradiation field during breast cancer...
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Conclusion: Premarin INCREASED breast cancer, INCREASED endometrial cancer, INCREASED cardiovascular death, even accelerated dementia. And this has been the story over and over again: Conclusions drawn in observational studies have proven to be flat wrong about 4 times out of 5. This hasn’t stopped people like Frank Sacks and Walter Willett, through the observational Physicians’ Health Study and Nurses’ Health Study to, time and again, declare observational findings as fact. Unfortunately, even the USDA buys this observational fiction, incorporating the findings of observational studies in their dietary g...
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A new study concludes there’s no amount of alcohol consumption that’s safe for overall health — a finding that’s likely to surprise moderate drinkers, and that has left some experts unconvinced. For years, public health officials have said that, while no one should pick up drinking in search of better health, moderate drinking (defined as up to a drink per day for women and up to two per day for men) probably won’t hurt anyone who already imbibes, and may even confer some benefits. This standard is written into the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and is supported by organizations including th...
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