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    Posted: Nov 04 2020 at 1:52am
Dear TNBC Family,

I have seen many people with heart conditions have chemotherapy or people on chemo develop heart conditions and others not properly tested before they embarked on chemotherapy and I just wanted to mention an emerging specialty (probably in last 3-5 years) of cardio-oncology. The numbers of cardio-oncologists are growing, as they should.

Here is a link to one center and an explanation of services offered-

https://www.pennmedicine.org/for-patients-and-visitors/find-a-program-or-service/heart-and-vascular/cardio-oncology-program

As many of you know the standard ACT regimen has cardio toxicity and it is important, if possible, in my unprofessional view, for a person embarking on that program or others 
to make sure they are properly evaluated cardio-wise prior to starting treatment and/or if they run into problems to again be properly evaluated, perhaps by a cardio-oncologist.

The following is an article from the Cleveland Clinic (number one ranked cardio center in the country) on the topic-

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/16858-chemotherapy--the-heart-cardiotoxicity

with my love to all here,

Steve




Edited by SagePatientAdvocates - Nov 04 2020 at 1:55am
I am a BRCA1+ grandson, son and father of women affected by breast/oc-my daughter inherited mutation from me, and at 36, was dx 2004 TNBC I am a volunteer patient advocate with SAGE Patient Advocates
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