Cancer and Heart Failure

Cancer and Heart Failure

Cancer and heart disease are the world’s leading causes of mortality. Although both diseases are well-known, many people are unaware of the relationship between cancer therapy and heart function.

Some cancer survivors may experience a greater risk of developing heart problems as a result of their cancer treatment. This is called cancer therapy-related cardiac dysfunction, or cardiotoxicity.

Living with Cardiotoxicity

The goal of a cardio-oncology program is to help prevent short- and long-term cardiac complications of cancer therapy. Your cardio-oncology team will work closely with you and other specialists to ensure that your heart is safe prior to, during, and following your cancer therapies.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy drugs can have an impact on your heart. Anthracyclines are one class of chemotherapy medications that can damage the cell ...

Immune Therapy

Chemotherapy drugs can have an impact on your heart. Anthracyclines are one class of chemotherapy medications that can damage the cell ...

Radiation Therapy

Chemotherapy drugs can have an impact on your heart. Anthracyclines are one class of chemotherapy medications that can damage the cell ...

Cancer Therapies and the Heart

Chemotherapy drugs can have an impact on your heart. Anthracyclines are one class of chemotherapy medications that can damage the cell ...

How is Cardiotoxicity Diagnosed and Managed?

Chemotherapy drugs can have an impact on your heart. Anthracyclines are one class of chemotherapy medications that can damage the cell ...

I May Look the Same, But…

Chemotherapy drugs can have an impact on your heart. Anthracyclines are one class of chemotherapy medications that can damage the cell ...