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..
We are what we eat, the old cliché goes, and there’s plenty of evidence to support it: eating healthy foods really can lead to a healthier life. But can food actually lower your risk of dying from a disease like cancer? In a new study published in JAMA Oncology, researchers find some intriguing evidence that diet may indeed lower the risk of dying from cancer. Dr. Rowan Chlebowski, research professor at the City of Hope National Medical Center, and his colleagues analyzed data from more than 48,000 women enrolled in the ongoing Women’s Health Initiative, a large national study at 40 centers across the U....
Imagine you have a friend named Justin. He is a schoolteacher. Honest, hardworking, doesn’t smoke, rarely drinks alcohol, sleeps well, doesn’t take drugs, shows up at work every day. He has also chosen to be vegetarian. Another friend of yours, an auto mechanic named Tommy, eats fast food, loves fried chicken, drinks too much beer on the weekends, likes to drive fast cars, and sometimes gets into legal tangles. He smokes cigarettes, though has limited it to only half-a-pack per day. Late weekends, some weekday nights, sleep cut short to just two or three hours. Tommy is not a vegetarian, but likes his burgers r...
ConclusionsThe risk of IHD was lower for women with DCIS allocated to RT compared to non-irradiated women and to the comparison cohort, probably due to patient selection. Comparison of RT by laterality did not show any over-risk for irradiation of the left breast.
In women and men, cardiovascular disease is and will remain the leading avoidable cause of premature death in the United States and is rapidly becoming so worldwide. (1) While many women fear breast cancer more than cardiovascular disease, 1 in 8 will develop and 1 in 25 will die from this disease whereas over 1 in 3 will die from coronary heart disease and 1 in 6 from stroke. (2)
Researchers from the German Cancer Research Centre found breast-cancer patients given chemo or radiotherapy have no greater risk of death from heart disease than the average person.
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) Many breast cancer therapies cause damage to the heart. However, in the largest study of its kind so far, scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg have now shown that the risk of death from heart disease in breast cancer patients following radiotherapy or chemotherapy is no higher than it is among the average population. Good risk management in the hospitals as well as control screenings at short intervals seem to make up for elevated risks.
In conclusion, the present review of Torquati et al (3) shows that even if the number of new publications on shift work and cardiovascular health increases, many of the new studies still include the well- known old sources of bias. Some light is seen in the acknowledgement of the need for better exposure assessment of shift work. The new case–control studies of shift work and breast cancer used interviews to get more precise and relevant information on exposure to night and shift work (7). However, the use of electronic records of working hours would be most optimal. For the cohort studies, we would need to combine t...
Conclusion Although routine implementation of DIBH requires significant resource commitments, it seems to be worthwhile regarding the projected reductions in cardiac mortality.
Conclusions The maximum dose to the LAD was as high as 53Gy, suggesting an increased risk of cardiac morbidity. This study underscores the value of contouring the LAD and the value of the breath hold technique to reduce maximum cardiac doses. Smaller CT cuts (2.5mm) can improve contouring. Larger studies with long-term follow up are needed to determine the radiation tolerance dose for the LAD.
Conclusion: Discordance between guidelines and practice was found regarding prescription of OACs and maintenance of optimal anticoagulation for stroke prevention in our population. Optimal anticoagulation needs to be emphasized on both patients as well as physicians to prevent strokes and achieve better outcomes.Keywords:CHADS2 score,International normalized ratio,Oral Anticoagulants,Valvular heart disease.View:PDF (138.96 KB)Click here to download the PDF file.‹ Breast Cancer and the Heart: Burden on the ChestAssociation between Myocardial Infarction and Dermatoglyphics: A Cross-Sectional Study ›