Women's Heart Advisor January 2017 Issue

Heart Disease Plus Breast Cancer: A Double Threat

Heart Disease Plus Breast Cancer: A Double Threat

Coordinated care for both diseases is vitally important.

Thinking, “I hope I never get breast cancer” or “I hope I don’t get heart disease” is normal. But we might fail to consider that it’s possible to get both. Women with heart disease can develop breast cancer, and certain breast cancer treatments may cause heart disease. Ideally, medical care for these women should be coordinated by a team of physicians comfortable treating both diseases.

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