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Cholesterol-lowering meds may reduce cardiotoxic chemotherapy side effects in women with early breast cancer.
Stroke and heart failure also correlate with an increased risk of mortality from breast cancer.
Anthracycline chemotherapy and the targeted therapy trastuzumab can harm women’s hearts.
The researchers want to raise awareness of the risk of heart failure and encourage a heart-healthy lifestyle in cancer survivors
Weigh the benefits and risks of different types of therapy when considering treatment, the American Heart Association advises.
Cancer treatments can cause long-term problems linked to aging, such as heart problems and brittle bones.
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