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She says neither her or her dad knew what prostate cancer was or what the symptoms were.

Studies have shown that hormone replacement therapy - a medical treatment used to relieve women from menopausal symptoms - is also a risk factor for both breast cancer and heart disease. Life's Simple 7 includes being physically active, achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight, eating a healthy diet, avoiding tobacco, maintaining healthy levels of blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar.

Its cardiotoxicity has always been known, but studies now indicate that administering the drug slowly, rather than all at once, may reduce the risk of cardiac damage, the AHA report said.

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The evidence regarding postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is mixed. She added that oncologists for years have been closely monitoring patients who are on toxic drugs like Herceptin, which is used to treat patients with HER2-positive breast cancer. "This can cause isolated coronary artery disease in that portion of the artery".

"Every patient to be treated for breast cancer, whether or not already having heart disease, should be aware of the possible effects of these therapies in her heart", said AHA scientists, headed by the assistant professor, Laxmi Mehta, State University of Ohio.

Dr. Pina, associate chief of cardiology at Montefiore Einstein Hospital in the Bronx, said lifesaving therapies-including radiation, chemotherapy, and other treatments-can cause serious heart problems, some of which might not materialize until years later. Antimetabolites can cause vasospasm that produces symptoms ranging from chest pain to heart attack. "With the evolving intersection of the cardiovascular and oncologic fields, comprehensive care is an essential element in the management of cancer patients to maximize gains in cancer treatment while minimizing the potential deleterious impact on cardiovascular health". Tamoxifen adversely affects clotting parameters and increases the risk of venous thrombosis and thromboembolism.

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There are many types of cancer treatment, including surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, hormone therapy, stem cell transplant and precision medicine. Despite improvements in technology and delivery techniques, "irradiation to smaller volumes of the heart results in cardiac perfusion defects", the AHA panel stated. While not included in the data, about 80 men are also thought to have died from breast cancer in 2015. In some cases, impairment of heart function may be temporary and heart function may improve after discontinuation of treatment, but in some cancer patients, heart failure may be permanent. For older women, CVD poses a greater mortality threat than breast cancer itself. Catching heart failure early on could indicate that the patient needs a slightly modified treatment, or some extra care so as not to worsen the condition.

Mehta disclosed no relevant relationships with industry.

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