Recent Blog Articles


Cancer can be tough on the heart in more ways than one

September 19, 2011
  • By Patrick J. Skerrett, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Health

About the Author

photo of Patrick J. Skerrett

Patrick J. Skerrett, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Health

Pat Skerrett is the editor of STAT's First Opinion and host of the First Opinion podcast. He is the former editor of the Harvard Health blog and former Executive Editor of Harvard Health Publishing. Before that, he was editor of … See Full Bio
View all posts by Patrick J. Skerrett


As a service to our readers, Harvard Health Publishing provides access to our library of archived content. Please note the date of last review or update on all articles.

No content on this site, regardless of date, should ever be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor or other qualified clinician.


November 28, 2011

Peculiar article, exactly what I was looking for.

November 28, 2011

cancer is so terrible!!

MedEx Associates
October 18, 2011

Informative and interesting article. We will definitely share this with our patients and staff.
Thank You!

October 18, 2011

I’m going thru this now yes, it is totally scary to say the least.

Mona Rose
October 31, 2011

Hello Jeanette, I am also just discovering I have radiation induced CAD on the LAD. I most likely got it from Linus, the linnear accellerator at BIMC. I have my first visit with “my cardiologist” this week.

I wonder why some women, like Ms. Kennedy, don’t notice the signs and get checked out before the damaged artery gets serious. Maybe they are just plain tired of going in for check-ups.

September 20, 2011

This is good information. Cancer surely is the silent killer.

Commenting has been closed for this post.

Free Healthbeat Signup

Get the latest in health news delivered to your inbox!

Harvard Health Publishing Logo

Thanks for visiting. Don't miss your FREE gift.

The Best Diets for Cognitive Fitness, is yours absolutely FREE when you sign up to receive Health Alerts from Harvard Medical School

Sign up to get tips for living a healthy lifestyle, with ways to fight inflammation and improve cognitive health, plus the latest advances in preventative medicine, diet and exercise, pain relief, blood pressure and cholesterol management, and more.

Harvard Health Publishing Logo

Health Alerts from Harvard Medical School

Get helpful tips and guidance for everything from fighting inflammation to finding the best diets for weight loss...from exercises to build a stronger core to advice on treating cataracts. PLUS, the latest news on medical advances and breakthroughs from Harvard Medical School experts.

BONUS! Sign up now and
get a FREE copy of the
Best Diets for Cognitive Fitness

Harvard Health Publishing Logo

Stay on top of latest health news from Harvard Medical School.

Plus, get a FREE copy of the Best Diets for Cognitive Fitness.