Perspective
Volume 7 Issue 4 - 2020
Radiation Therapy in Breast Cancer Patients and Cardiac Toxicity - New Perspectives
Rušinová L* and Soumarová R
Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and Královské Vinohrady University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic
*Corresponding Author: Rušinová L, Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and Královské Vinohrady University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic.
Received: March 04, 2020; Published: March 18, 2020




Abstract

Adjuvant radiotherapy after breast cancer surgery is an important part of breast cancer treatment, improving local control and overall survival. However, a higher risk of cardiac mortality was observed when conventional radiotherapy techniques were used. In those focused on modern radiotherapy techniques, cardiac morbidity and mortality were no longer presented. However, an extremely long follow-up period was required. In the era of personalized medicine, it is essential not only develop new radiotherapy techniques and monitor dose distribution to different anatomical cardiac structures during radiotherapy but also to identify breast cancer patients with a higher risk of radiation-induced cardiac morbidity and define preventative strategies.

Keywords: Breast Cancer; Radiotherapy; Cardiac Toxicity

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Citation: Rušinová L and Soumarová R. “Radiation Therapy in Breast Cancer Patients and Cardiac Toxicity - New Perspectives”. EC Cardiology 7.4 (2020): 29-31.

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