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Avoiding heart disease should be considered during breast cancer treatments

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Older women who survive cancer are at much higher risk of death from heart disease, according to a panel of experts who are working to lessen that double whammy.

In its first scientific statement on cardiovascular disease and breast cancer, the American Heart Association […]

February 1st, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Patients, Prevention, Women|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Avoiding heart disease should be considered during breast cancer treatments

Heart truths about breast cancer treatment

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

In a way, Breast Cancer Awareness Month — October — is also Cardiac Effects Awareness Month. Or at least it should be, many oncologists, cardiologists and survivors believe.

After all, when Barbara Collins received a diagnosis of stage 2 breast cancer at age 52 in July […]

October 24th, 2017|Categories: Health, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Patients, Research, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Heart truths about breast cancer treatment

Age at cancer diagnosis may affect risk of death from heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The age at which people are diagnosed with cancer may help determine their risk of death from heart disease, according to a new study.

Heart disease has been known to be the leading cause of treatment-related, non-tumor deaths among survivors of childhood cancer, breast cancer and […]

Adding heart failure drug to breast cancer treatment lessens heart damage

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ORLANDO, Florida – Adding the heart failure drug candesartan to breast cancer therapy lessened damage to the heart over the short term in a small study reported Wednesday at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

The number of cancer survivors is on the rise, meaning […]

November 11th, 2015|Categories: Health, Research, Scientific Sessions 2015, Women|Tags: |Comments Off on Adding heart failure drug to breast cancer treatment lessens heart damage

Many breast cancer patients don’t get heart problems treated

Only a third of older breast cancer patients saw a cardiologist within 90 days of developing heart problems, in a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research 2014 Scientific Sessions.

Breast cancer patients with heart problems who saw a cardiologist were more likely to […]

June 3rd, 2014|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Many breast cancer patients don’t get heart problems treated

O’Donnell to women: ‘You’re worth it, take care of yourself and know the symptoms’ of heart disease

In retrospect, Rosie O’Donnell realizes she put herself at risk of heart disease.

She was very overweight at 220 pounds, and admittedly “was not exercising at all.” Plus, she had a strong family history of heart disease. Even when symptoms started, she failed to take them seriously.

“Since my mom died […]

February 14th, 2014|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on O’Donnell to women: ‘You’re worth it, take care of yourself and know the symptoms’ of heart disease

Huffington Post: Think pink and red this October

Throughout October, many people wear pink as a tribute to the fight against breast cancer. While breast cancer is understandably considered a women’s disease, heart disease is, too.

In fact, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, causing one of every three deaths each […]