Jim Byard's Health Beat
Radiation Used to Treat Breast Cancer Linked to Heart Risks

3/14/2013

Treating breast cancer with radiation has the potential to raise a woman's risk of heart attacks and even death. That's the findings of a new study published in the "New England Journal of Medicine." The researchers say radiation can travel well beyond the intended point of treatment, migrating from the breast to the heart and the arteries that feed it.


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