Breast cancer therapy: All clear for the heart

Many breast cancer therapies cause damage to the heart. However, in the largest study of its kind so far, scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg have now shown that the risk of death from heart disease in breast cancer patients following radiotherapy or chemotherapy is no higher than it is among the average population. Good risk management in the hospitals as well as control screenings at short intervals seem to make up for elevated risks. Breast cancer is the second most frequent cancer worldwide and the most common cancer in women. About 70,000 women are diagnosed...

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