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Radiation for breast cancer can increase heart risks

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October 30, 2013

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Comments

MBonne
December 11, 2013

Very thoughtful article. It is so important that everyone
have a thorough discussion with their doctor(s) to determine the best course of treatment. There is also nothing wrong with getting a second opinion on something so important. It seems like the science is ever progressing so it is important to understand the best alternatives available today.

Please keep up at the great work. You provide important and thoughtful information that is very helpful to those in need. Thank you.

Debby
November 27, 2013

I enjoyed reading this article. Knowing the symptoms of your illness has a big advantage. Letting your relatives informed that you are fighting for this kind of health problem and knowing that they are supportive is much more relief than any medicines there is. I have also learned that energy healing process is the best way of fighting breast cancer. I learned about it from enaturalhealthcures.

Sumeet Kaul
November 27, 2013

side effect of cancer treament is very effective some time Patient loss her hair completlly.so Patients should have prepare for its bad effect

Johann
November 23, 2013

Well written article, and you are so correct, everyone should have a thorough talk with their specialized doctor before a procedure like radiology. This article puts it into perspective well, it seems that the radiation is not more effective than what we can get from being out in the sun for the lesser treatments like x-rays?
Would love an article on the effects of radiation, this one explained it simply to me.

darasi
November 11, 2013

I have a breast cancer patient who has a mitral valve repair and is on Coumadin, and she has a pacemaker on the left side and her cancer is on the left and she is not a great candidate for mastectomy,” Kruper told Reuters Health. “This is a person that I would recommend IORT because it will minimize any scatter to the pacemaker and any damage to the heart; it’s a great tool to have,” she said.

michael
November 11, 2013

Women at greatest risk of heart disease were the ones who received radiation treatment on their left breast while lying face down and who were already at risk of heart disease. Women at the lowest risk were those who received treatment on their right breast while lying face down.

Researchers noted that for a majority of the women they studied, the “absolute risk of ischemic heart disease from breast cancer radiotherapy is likely to be small compared with the likely absolute benefit from radiotherapy.

roberto maldini
November 11, 2013

Thank you for the Proton therapy

bejo sinambela
November 11, 2013

I wish everything concerning the treatment for breast cancer was open and true.When one is fighting for their life,she wants the very best care and treatment.

When one is fighting for her life or extra time,she deserves the very best care and treatment.Thank-you for the Proton Therapy information

Jan L. Manimoi
November 7, 2013

I wish everything concerning the treatment for breast cancer was open and true.I don’t like any secrecy in treatment plans no matter how negative the situation may seem.When one is fighting for her life or extra time,she deserves the very best care and treatment.Thank-you for the Proton Therapy information.Every little bit help.I have three college with four majors . I have felt like I was in breast cancer treatment maze. I have had to rest and regroup and lead my own charge to recovery.

Jan L. Manimoi
November 7, 2013

I wish everything concerning the treatment for breast cancer was open and true.When one is fighting for their life,she wants the very best care and treatment.Thank you for the Proton therapy

Jane Patterson
November 2, 2013

In 1997 after a lumpectomy for breast cancer, R.T. was prescribed as the next step. When I found out Proton Therapy was being tried out at several leading medical institutions, I called them to see if they were using it for breasts. To me, a history teacher, it made more sense to direct the beam at the actual tumor site rather than scatter x-rays all over the left breast including the heart. And of course the answer in 1997 was “oh no, we couldn’t use it on the breast.” And, of course, there was a recurrence of my breast cancer in the same spot as the original tumor site in 2007.

June Goddard
October 31, 2013

What most of the public doesn’t know is that, sadly, this and other iatrogenic harm is frequently disregarded by orthodox medicine in their assessment of the dangers of various medical procedures (see “The Mammogram Myth” by Rolf Hefti), thereby minimizing the true risks of their medical products and services.

For instance, in this new study other well known risks of x rays, such as bystander effects, are not taken into account in their conclusion about radiation risks, accommodating the medical industry’s self-interests.

darasi
October 31, 2013

Patients should have ready both for mindly and physicly for everything include the side effects that may occur after cancer treatments. It’s the best remainder for us as woman that we must have healthy lifestyles from now on. We can’t know when breast cancer will appear in the body…

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