High-risk breast cancer patients need cardiac monitoring

Some chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer increase a woman's risk of heart...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO: Imaging, radiation oncology increasingly work as one Breast cancer patients aren't getting heart disease treatment CE-MRI predicts survival in breast cancer patients after chemo JNM: Cancer patients need cardiac review Trastuzumab + RT = no cardiac risk in breast cancer
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CONCLUSION: At 5 years after radiotherapy, median plasma BNP levels remained within the normal range, but the delta-BNP levels are directly related to the heart and ventricular dose received. PMID: 30431375 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Radiation Biology - Category: Radiology Tags: Int J Radiat Biol Source Type: research
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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The objective of this work was to show how the influence of the microenvironment in tumor cells and consequently the onset and tumor progression is becoming increasingly more evident. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the developed world, surpassed only by heart disease and obesity, and is increasingly recognised as an oncogenic factor in the genesis of this tumor. Inflammatory me- diators related to obesity are suspected to play a role in oncogenic modification of substrates metabolism of nutrients, most patients diagnosed with breast cancer underwent chemotherapy treatment, and this may be an aggravating fac...
Source: European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Eur J Gynaecol Oncol Source Type: research
(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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Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research,2018,9,1,1-4.DOI:10.5530/jcdr.2018.1.1Published:March 2018Type:Review ArticleBreast Cancer and the Heart: Burden on the ChestAjit Singh,Hashir Kareem,Tom Devasia,Kanav Khera,Sheetal Chauhan,Yeswanth Rao K,andGanesh PAjit Singh*1, Hashir Kareem1, Tom Devasia1, Kanav Khera2, Sheetal Chauhan3, Yeswanth Rao K3, Ganesh P11Department of Cardiology, Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, INDIA.2Department of Pharmacy Practice, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, INDIA...
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File this in the category of the stuff we should have been told but weren't. Many women diagnosed with breast cancer, are given chemotherapy as part of their treatment. One of the drugs commonly used is calledDoxorubicin, also known Adriamycin or Rubex, or as us patients have been known to call it'red devil', which carries a significant cardiac risk.When you are given it in chemo the nurses put on masks and special gowns to protect them. No thought of the patients. I was told it could cause some cardiac issues but now I am learning that the danger is very real and very concerning." “Both breast cancer and cardio...
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The American Heart Association issued a stark warning Thursday for women with breast cancer: Life-saving therapies like chemotherapy and radiation can cause heart failure and other serious cardiac problems, sometimes years after treatment. The organization said patients and doctors shouldn’t avoid the treatments but instead take steps to prevent or minimize the cardiac risks. And […]Related:Social egg freezing is a numbers game that many women don’t understandFDA wants to curb abuse of Imodium, ‘the poor man’s methadone’This flu season is on track to be the worst in nearly a decade
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In this study we demonstrate the use of clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-based epigenome editing to alter cell response to inflammatory environments by repressing inflammatory cytokine cell receptors, specifically TNFR1 and IL1R1. This has applications for many inflammatory-driven diseases. It could be applied for arthritis or to therapeutic cells that are being delivered to inflammatory environments that need to be protected from inflammation." In chronic back pain, for example, slipped or herniated discs are a result of damaged tissue when inflammation causes cells to create ...
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We report the rare case of capecitabine-related VF without any organic heart disease. <Learning objective: Capecitabine is an oral fluoropyrimidine carbamate commonly used to treat colorectal and breast cancer. Capecitabine has been reported to be associated with VF due to vasospasm. However, capecitabine is also associated with QT elongation. This is the first report to describe VF due to capecitabine-related secondary long QT syndrome in a patient with no cardiac heart disease. Physicians must carefully follow up patients during capecitabine chemotherapy with serial electrocardiograms.>
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
The risk of heart disease subsequent to breast cancer radiotherapy was examined with particular focus on women receiving anthracycline-containing chemotherapy.
Source: Radiotherapy and Oncology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
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