Oncology Central

Chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity in breast cancer patients


Chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity (CIC) is a well-documented side effect of breast cancer treatment. Nearly all chemotherapeutic agents can cause CIC with the highest occurrence found in anthracycline and trastuzumab use. Treatment- and patient-related risk factors contribute to the development of CIC making risk modification an important consideration during breast cancer treatment.

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