Heart damage due to chemotherapy worse in diabetics: Study
Heart damage caused by chemotherapy is worse in cancer patients who also have diabetes, a new study has warned. Researchers in the study investigate factors that could affect the likelihood of patients having heart damage after treatment with anthracyclines. “Cardiotoxicity induced by chemotherapy with anthracyclines is being increasingly reported, mainly because a smaller proportion of patients now die from cancer,” said Ana Catarina Gomes, from Hospital Garcia de Orta in Portugal. “In the coming years this cardiotoxicity looks set to increase the burden of heart failure in cancer survivors,” said Gomes....