AHA: Breast cancer treatments could raise risk of CVD

Larry Ostby  National Cancer Institute

According to the charity, the number of women dying from breast cancer has been steadily decreasing since 1999, but the same downward death trend has not been observed for prostate cancer. For their part, oncologists have said that the American cardiologists' announcement should not discourage women with breast cancer from doing more aggressive treatment if necessary.

The number of men dying from prostate cancer has overtaken the number of women dying from breast cancer for the first time, with the disease now the UK's third biggest cancer killer.

Campaigners from Cancer Research UK said new drugs and a better understanding of the disease's genetics had contributed to the fall. Additionally, the drug dexrazoxane is approved for minimizing heart damage in patients with metastatic breast cancer treated with high doses of doxorubicin.

It's not unusual, Brawley said, for a breast cancer patient who underwent chemo years earlier to wake up one day with swollen ankles and shortness of breath, symptoms of congestive heart failure.

"With half the investment and half the research it's not surprising that progress in prostate cancer is lagging behind".

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"I don't want those patients to think they should not do chemo, because then they will be more likely to die of disease", she said.

In the U.S. and the United Kingdom, about 12% of women will develop breast cancer at some point in their lifetimes, according to the National Cancer Institute and the organization Cancer Research UK.

Sometimes, the impact on the heart is only temporary, and the heart can regain proper function once the breast cancer treatment completes, or when the patient also adds heart medicine into the mix.

The organization highlights that therapies such as chemotherapy and radiation can be life-saving.

Breast cancer mortality rates have fallen by 10 per cent in the last five years, new analysis has shown.

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"It is less a problem today than 20 years ago, because we started aiming the beam to miss the heart about 20 years ago, but we occasionally see a woman who had lumpectomy and radiation, and the radiation beam caught part of the heart and a coronary artery", Brawley said.

The AHA further notes that administering some chemotherapy treatments such as doxorubicin in new ways could yield better results and lower heart disease risks based on some small studies. Both can weaken the heart muscle.

The statement, published Thursday in Circulation, advises that both diseases be considered together during breast cancer treatment since cancer outcomes can be influenced by heart health.

Chemotherapeutic agents (eg, anthracyclines, alkylating agents, taxanes, and antimetabolite drugs), endocrine therapies, HER2-targeted therapies (eg, trastuzumab, pertuzumab), novel emerging therapies, and radiotherapy are associated with increased incidence of many cardiovascular diseases including left ventricular dysfunction (LVD), arrhythmias, conduction abnormalities, heart failure, thrombosis, and cardiomyopathy. Herceptin studies have found a heart failure incidence of up to 4 percent, for instance.

Patients who used the interactive tool were also more likely to say they felt prepared to make a treatment decision (50 per cent), compared to those who viewed static material (33 per cent).

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