Men's Health: Cancer and the Heart - 14th December 2021 - 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Cancer and the heart
This course is Free to attend
Improvements in cancer treatment and earlier diagnosis have
contributed to increased survival. Unfortunately, many cancer treatments carry
an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The CVD risk is of particular
consideration in an ageing population of cancer survivors who may have
co-morbidities which also exacerbate this risk, and in adult survivors of
childhood cancer treatment who may present with CVD symptoms at a relatively
young age. Heart disease following cancer treatment may be the result of direct
CV damage, caused by the treatment or may be due to the development of cancer
treatment-related CV risk factors.
Working with other professionals when
necessary, GPs, community pharmacists and nurses are in a good position to
follow-up people affected by cancer to ensure that CV risks are monitored,
preventative action is taken, CVD is diagnosed and appropriate treatments are
This course is being run as an online training course. Details of how to
join the meeting will be emailed to you closer to the event.
Pharmaceuticals is kindly sponsoring the event but has had no input in to the
content of the meeting.