Breast Cancer: Women treated with Radiation face increased Heart Disease Risks

Radiation raises heart risks for breast cancer survivors

Read Radiation raises heart risks for breast cancer survivors by Liz Szabo

Women treated with radiation for breast cancer are more likely to develop heart problems later, even with the lower doses used today, new research suggests. ”

  • Radiation can keep breast cancer from returning, but also damage the heart
  • Breast cancer survivors face a number of long-term complications due to treatment
  • Chemotherapy can cause heart failure and can put women into early menopause

Read Radiation raises heart risks for breast cancer survivors
by Liz Szabo, USA TODAY, Mar 14, 2013.

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