What to Know About MBC Treatment-Related Heart Problems - Metastatic Breast Cancer Trial Talk

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Some breast cancer treatments like radiation, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy, such as trastuzumab (HerceptinĀ®), can cause or increase the risk of heart problems, which is called cardiotoxicity. Therefore, monitoring heart health is especially important for people receiving these treatments. There are clinical trials that monitor and treat cardiotoxicity and treatment-related heart problems.

Read below about heart problems that can be caused by MBC treatment, how people are monitored for heart problems, and trials studying better ways to monitor and treat cardiotoxicity.

Introduction to Treatment-Related Heart Problems
Research Studies on Treatment-Related Heart Problems

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