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Heart Cancer

Updated: Nov 12, 2023

Heart Cancer itself, meaning cancer directly in the heart as the main location and type of cancer, is rare.

However, various kinds of cancers can affect the heart, directly or indirectly.

Many kinds of cancer medications, and also radiation therapy to the chest, can injure the heart. Such as the notorious "red devil" cancer medication used to treat breast cancer. Quite often, the injury is not noted until 5, 10, 15, or 20 years after finishing cancer treatment. One can develop heart failure, a heart attack, heart valve disease, abnormal heart rhythm, heart palpitations, and other findings, that can be due to cancer treatment years or decades before.

Reach out to your primary care provider and/or cardiologist today to learn more about heart failure and make sure yours is under control and managed well.

We are always also here to help at My Heart Risk in Cancer. Reach out today.

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