Posts Tagged "breast cancer treatment"

Doctors warn breast cancer treatment increases risk of heart disease

Posted on Feb 6, 2018 in Cancer, Chronic Disease

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Patients who undergo breast cancer treatment are at a greater risk of heart disease, according to a recent warning from the American Heart Association. The warning was published Thursday, ahead of Friday’s “National Wear Red Day,” which encourages people to wear red to raise awareness about women’s risk of heart disease. Dr. Dharmesh Patel is a cardiologist at the Stern Cardiovascular Foundation in Southaven Miss., and board president of the Mid-South American Heart Association. “It’s very important we treat breast cancer,” Patel said. “But we have to understand that...

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Study: 1 in 3 Breast Cancer Patients Given Unnecessary Treatment

Posted on Aug 6, 2009 in Uncategorized

Friday, July 10, 2009 One in three breast cancer patients identified in public screening programs may be treated unnecessarily, an analysis of cancer trends in five countries suggests. The researchers said it means women need to understand that mammograms can lead to treatment of cancers that may do no harm. However, another expert pointed to several “gold-standard” studies that show lives can be saved by breast cancer screening. The research by Karsten Jorgensen and Peter Gotzsche of the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Copenhagen was published Friday in the BMJ, formerly known as the...

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