Healthy Living: Cancer Treatment Dilemma

Cancer patients could be dealing with double trouble. 

Some medications used to treat cancer can actually cause heart disease. 

But now doctors are working more closely together to make sure patients don’t end up with more problems than they started with. 

We learn more in Healthy Living. 

Doctors say some of the cancer therapies that can cause heart issues are Herceptin, Anthracyclenes, and radiation. 

If the cancer treatment can’t be changed, doctors can then manage the heart disease as it develops. 

In some cases, the heart effects might not become known for five to 10 years after cancer therapy.