RESEARCH new study shows modest risk for heart disease with radiation treatment for BC

A new study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, of heart risk for women who have undergone radiation for breast cancer shows a modest increase in risk that does not outweigh the benefit for treating breast cancer.

Radiation raises women’s heart risks only modestly, study finds. By Denise Grady. In The New York Times. 3-13-13

Sarah C. Darby, Ph.D., Marianne Ewertz, D.M.Sc., Paul McGale, Ph.D., Anna M. Bennet, Ph.D., Ulla Blom-Goldman, M.D., Dorthe Brønnum, R.N., Candace Correa, M.D., David Cutter, F.R.C.R., Giovanna Gagliardi, Ph.D., Bruna Gigante, Ph.D., Maj-Britt Jensen, M.Sc., Andrew Nisbet, Ph.D., Richard Peto, F.R.S., Kazem Rahimi, D.M., Carolyn Taylor, D.Phil., and Per Hall, Ph.D. Risk of Ischemic Heart Disease in Women after Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer. In N Engl J Med 2013; 368:987-998 3-14-13

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2 responses to “RESEARCH new study shows modest risk for heart disease with radiation treatment for BC

  1. Doesn’t surprise me. Many of the chemos are also heart damaging. My Doc has me get regular ECHOS to check. It’s like I always say, the medicine can seem worse tham the disease. I guess it’s wise to eat as heart healthy as possible. Lots of fish and veggies.

  2. A chance worth taking, imho. Candidly, you are gonna die anyway, so….

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