A New Specialty: Cardio-Oncology

Awareness of the connection between heart disease and cancer will improve the care of patients with either disease.

Imagine being cured of cancer, only to learn the treatment that saved your life caused you to develop heart failure. Or perhaps your risk factors for heart disease spiral out of control when you begin chemotherapy. More concerning: What if your doctor suggests you stop your cancer treatment because it’s damaging your heart? Cardiologists are […]

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