Breast Cancer Drug Raises Risk Of Heart Problems In Older Women

The breast cancer drug Herceptin increases the risk of heart problems in elderly patients, especially those with a history of heart disease and/or ...

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    06/18/2024 - 9:34 am | View Link
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    06/18/2024 - 1:09 am | View Link
  • Cancer survivors are at increased risk of disease throughout life
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    06/17/2024 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Older women are being significantly shortchanged by medical research
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    06/16/2024 - 12:00 am | View Link
  • What to know about breast cancer
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    06/3/2024 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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