Cardio-oncology Services

Gill Heart

Cancer-induced heart problems affect nearly 10% of cancer patients. These problems, including conditions known as cardiotoxicity, can be caused by cancer treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Symptoms of these health issues can develop immediately during treatment, or they can develop decades after cancer survivors complete treatment.

Common symptoms of cancer-induced heart problems include:

  • Chest pain
  • Irregular heart rhythm
  • Leg swelling
  • Shortness of breath

When undiagnosed, these issues can be a major cause of death for cancer survivors. Therefore, it is essential to detect and treat these cancer-induced issues. The UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute now offers cardio-oncology services to help patients at risk for such issues.

Learn more about the cardio-oncology services at UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute

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