Breast cancer deadlier in heart attack survivors

Breast Cancer patients are 60 percent more likely to die of cancer after surviving a heart attack, a new study finds. Led by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, the study shows how heart attacks, by blocking blood flow through arteries, trigger a specific, pro-cancer immune reaction. Designed by evolution to attack invading bacteria … Continue reading Breast cancer deadlier in heart attack survivors

Cancer survivors likely to face increase in long-term risk of cardiovascular disease

New estimates suggest strategies to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease are needed for the growing population of cancer survivors. In one of the largest studies of its kind, the research team, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, analysed the medical records of more than 630,000 people in the UK, including over … Continue reading Cancer survivors likely to face increase in long-term risk of cardiovascular disease

I’m here for breast cancer. Why are you talking to me about my heart?

Many physicians are not telling cancer patients about the cardiotoxicity risks of treatments and may not be fully aware of the dangers themselves. A new study reveals an urgent need to look after the hearts of these patients. "There was no mention that it could lead to heart disease. Would have been nice to know." … Continue reading I’m here for breast cancer. Why are you talking to me about my heart?

Breast cancer survivors gain more weight than cancer-free women

Breast cancer survivors with a family history of the disease, including those who carry BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, gained more weight over the course of four years than cancer-free women - especially if they were treated with chemotherapy, according to a prospective study by Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers. Data from earlier studies … Continue reading Breast cancer survivors gain more weight than cancer-free women

Cancer overtakes cardiovascular disease as UK’s No. 1 killer – but only among men

Cardiovascular disease still primary cause of death among women Cancer has overtaken cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease and stroke, as the UK's No 1 killer- but only among men, reveals research published online in the journal Heart. Cardiovascular disease is still the most common cause of death among women, and kills more young women than breast … Continue reading Cancer overtakes cardiovascular disease as UK’s No. 1 killer – but only among men

Physical activity seems to significantly extend lives of cancer survivors

Reduces mortality by up to 48 percent according to study Physical activity significantly extends the lives of male cancer survivors, a new study of 1,021 men has found. During the period while the men were followed, those who expended more than 12,600 calories per week in physical activity were 48 percent less likely to die than … Continue reading Physical activity seems to significantly extend lives of cancer survivors