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Heart health after cancer: A growing concern

from Forbes

Nearly 15 million people are living after a cancer diagnosis in the United States. This number represent over 4 percent of the population, an astonishing figure. And a growing one, as reported last year by the American Cancer Society and outlined by the National Cancer Institute's Office of Cancer Survivorship. As cancer patients survive longer they face additional health problems. Radiation to the chest, chemotherapy, antibody therapy and hormone changes can affect blood vessels and heart function in the short term and long, during treatment or years later. But millions affected — and their physicians — remain insufficiently mindful about the risk of heart disease. more


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