Breast Cancer Survivors Experience Long-term Heart Disease Risk From Radiotherapy

Wed, 07 Mar 2007 10:00 AM EST

... Women who were treated with radiation for breast cancer during the 1980s may be at an increased risk for heart disease compared with the general population, according to a new study in the March 7 Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Despite this increased risk of heart disease, radiation therapy has been previously shown to improve the chances of surviving breast cancer. ...