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Radiation therapy against breast cancer may increase risk of heart disease

Radiation therapy against breast cancer may increase risk of heart disease

Since radiotherapy is still one of the best forms of treatment , the researchers point out that these women who have undergone radiation on the left side should be more attentive to heart risk and should follow this question more closely with their doctor.

Adverse effects of breast cancer treatment

It is difficult limit the effects of cancer treatment only to cancer cells that are removed or destroyed. Because healthy cells and tissues may also be affected, treatment often causes adverse effects, which vary for each individual and for each type of treatment. Next, gynecologist and mastologist Roberto Hegg says more about them:

Surgery: causes pain and increased sensitivity at the surgical site. The withdrawal of a breast can eventually cause a woman's weight gain with consequent imbalance especially if the woman has large breasts that can cause discomfort in the neck and the dorsal region of the woman. After a mastectomy, some women have some reduction in strength and movement limitation.

Radiation therapy: The most common adverse effect is fatigue and in the treated region the skin becomes red, dry, tender and pigmented. At the end of treatment the skin may become moist and drained of secretion. It is advised that for a period the patient should wear wider cotton clothing and consult her physician before using any product on the treated area.

Chemotherapy: usually in this treatment drugs affect blood cells. Loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting or ulcerations in the mouth may also occur. As a result of chemotherapy, patients may also have hair loss. These adverse effects usually disappear during the recovery period or after discontinuation of treatment. Hormonal therapy: can cause several adverse effects, which depend largely on the specific drug or the type of treatment, and may vary from patient to patient. Tamoxifen is the most common hormonal treatment, and can cause hot flashes, vaginal discharge or irritation, and irregular cycles, so women who take this hormone should discuss their methods with their doctor.


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"Corrosion" of the tooth by the action of acids. That is why we can not say that caries is "transmitted" from person to person, but bacteria can pass from one mouth to another, since the mouth is like an ecosystem that houses different microorganisms. Usually this passage occurs by kissing, using cutlery, toothbrush, other objects contaminated by saliva and by ingestion of certain foods.

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Bariatric Surgery Reduces Heart Disease Deaths

Bariatric Surgery Reduces Heart Disease Deaths

The findings come from a Swedish study, conducted by the University of Gothenburg, which compared long-term results among people with obesity who underwent surgery and others who did not. Over 14 years of follow-up, patients undergoing bariatric surgery lost much more weight and had fewer heart attacks and strokes than people who did not have surgery.

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