Cancer hits the heart……….

Getting a cancer diagnosis can be quite unsettling..A new study published in the American college of cardiology suggests that cancer may not be the only concern. A diagnosis of cancer also comes with an increased risk of a heart attack or stroke from blood clots, especially in the first six months following the diagnosis!.Newly diagnosed cancer patients are at increased risk for arterial thromboembolism or artery blockages.
The risk varied with cancer type and stage.,being highest for patients diagnosed with lung cancer.The risk was also greater for patients with more advanced cancers.The increased risk however began to diminish after six months and by one year there was no difference in people with or without cancer.

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