Breast cancer therapy: All clear for the heart

(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.
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Source: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: From the AANP President Source Type: research
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Authors: Abstract As reproductive health experts and advocates for women's health who work in conjunction with other obstetric and pediatric health care providers, obstetrician-gynecologists are uniquely positioned to enable women to achieve their infant feeding goals. Maternity care policies and practices that support breastfeeding are improving nationally; however, more work is needed to ensure all women receive optimal breastfeeding support during prenatal care, during their maternity stay, and after the birth occurs. Enabling women to breastfeed is a public health priority because, on a population level, inte...
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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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Source: Clinical Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Int J Clin Oncol Source Type: research
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