Heart risk increases from breast cancer therapies

Study highlights the intersection of Heart Disease and Breast Cancer

Heart health should figure into the initial planning of breast cancer treatment, including drug choices and follow-up monitoring during treatment, said Mehta.

Among older women, it even kills more who have been diagnosed with localized (not advanced) breast cancer: The long-running Women's Health Initiative reported last year that among women in their 70s with localized breast cancer, over a 10-year period 17 percent died from breast cancer and 22 percent from cardiovascular disease.

"It's incredibly encouraging to see the tremendous progress that has been made in breast cancer over recent years", Angela Culhane, CEO of Prostate Cancer UK, said in a statement.

"Any patient who is going to undergo breast cancer treatment, whether they have heart disease at the beginning or not, should be aware of the potential effects of the treatments on their heart", said Laxmi Mehta, M.D. "The report may bring this problem to the front of mind among emergency medicine and internal medicine doctors who are caring for these women", he said.

"It doesn't necessarily mean they have prostate cancer but it is best to get the early diagnosis", she says.

Globally, breast cancer is the top cancer impacting women's health, in both the developed and the developing worlds, according to the World Health Organization.

A survey by Prostate Cancer UK in 2016 found that awareness of the cancer was "dangerously low".

The organization highlights that therapies such as chemotherapy and radiation can be life-saving.

This means prostate cancer has overtaken breast cancer as the third biggest cancer killer in the United Kingdom, behind lung and bowel.

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According to the charity, while 72,513 pieces of research had been published on prostate cancer since 1999, more than 146,000 had been published on breast cancer.

Other treatments, such as radiotherapy, can damage the arteries of the heart, causing coronary heart disease and blockage in the bloodstream.

The anthracycline class of chemotherapeutic drugs can trigger abnormal heart rhythms, which may be benign or potentially life-threatening.

"Adriamycin, or doxorubicin, and trastuzumab, or Herceptin, are the big causes of heart failure", Brawley said.

"I think the general oncologist absolutely knows the side effects of cardiotoxic drugs such as anthracyclines and Her2 targeted therapies", said Dr. Neelima Denduluri, a breast oncologist in Virginia who was not involved in the AHA statement.

About 40,000 women die of breast cancer every year in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Tonda needed a stent to open her blocked artery, which was likely caused by her cancer treatment.

The publication explores the shared risk factors for breast cancer and cardiovascular disease and the cardiotoxic effects of breast cancer treatments.

Prostate cancer is also more common among men of African-Caribbean and African descent than in men of Asian descent. 'Modern treatment is essential for fighting breast cancer and improving survival'. "This is much better than a few decades ago", she said.

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