Study shows most breast cancer patients ignore heart problems

By WEEK Producer

June 4, 2014 Updated Jun 4, 2014 at 5:54 PM CDT

New research reveals most breast cancer patients don't see a cardiologist if they develop heart problems.

Several chemotherapy drugs used to treat breast cancer increase a woman's risk of heart failure or cardiomyopathy.

But only 33 percent of women in the study went to a cardiologist within 90 days of noticing heart problems.

Breast cancer patients who experience shortness of breath, swelling in the feet or legs, or other heart problems should seek immediate medical attention.

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