Breast cancer survivors are at risk of heart disease because of the side effects of chemo and radiation. The take-home message from this study is to live a heart-healthy life with diet and exercise to avoid heart disease.
A new study shows the risk of heart disease and breast cancer recurrence in breast cancer survivors.
The Pink Fund provides up to $3,000 in grants to pay non-medical bills of men and women currently in treatment for breast cancer. More at thepinkfund.org. The Pan Foundation provides grants to women on Medicare with metastatic breast cancer who are currently in treatment. panfoundation.org. They have a new app called Fund Finder that helps patients find possible financial sources of help.
Major cancer news today in this important study identifying hundreds of genetic mutations that cause cancer, but at different rates of risk. In the decade ahead, cancer researchers will continue to shed light on hundreds of genetic mutations _ gene variants as they are called _ that cause cancer at different rates of risk. This has major implications for people considering preventive surgeries for BRCA mutations, as well as others in families with too much cancer. If your family has breast, prostate, colon, pancreatic, colon or other cancer clusters, these findings have important implications for you. Bottom line: If you are diagnosed, get a genetic analysis and talk with a medical oncology doctor, particularly for those in families with lots of cancer. This information should help tell you how much at risk you are; whether you need preventive surgeries; how often and earlier you should be tested to find cancer; what treatments are best for you; and what treatments you don’t need. This is one of the most important developments in cancer today. More to come. https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-01-genetic-comprehensive-date-breast-cancer.html