Cardiovascular disease is leading cause of death in women with breast cancer
Dion Smyth Lecturer-practitioner, Cancer care and palliative care at Birmingham City University
Recent improvements in cancer treatment outcomes and the supportive management of adverse events and morbid side effects means that underlying cardiovascular disease has now replaced the original malignant disease related mortality as the foremost cause of death in women with breast cancer.
Cancer Nursing Practice. 17, 3, 10-10. doi: 10.7748/cnp.17.3.10.s8