Call 704-384-CARE (2273) to schedule a heart screening.
When you are diagnosed with cancer, your life becomes about fighting the disease. However, studies have shown that it is also important to pay special attention to your heart, as some of these same life-saving cancer treatments may also negatively affect your cardiovascular health.
According to American Society of Clinical Oncology, certain types of radiation and chemotherapy may lead to a higher likelihood of cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure
, abnormal heart rhythm
, heart attack
or inflammation in or around the heart muscle. Sometimes cardio-toxicity occurs while undergoing treatment; other times it appears long after treatment has ended.
Through a partnership with Novant Health Heart and Vascular Institute
, Novant Health Cancer Center now offers a Cardio-Oncology Program. This program is designed to identify the risk of heart disease for those who are currently undergoing or who have already completed treatment for cancer.
Learn more about how our cardio-oncology program can help you »
View an interview from WCNC News about heart disease and cancer.
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