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Breast Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease: Defining the Role of Physical Therapists

Breast Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease: Defining the Role of Physical Therapists RESEARCH ROUND-UP Breast Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease: Defining the Role of Physical Therapists Sherry O. Pinkstaff, PT, PhD Associate Professor, Physical Therapy Program, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL In February of this year, the American Heart Associ- during the next 5 years, a period of time in which patients ation (AHA) made national headlines when it released its with cancer will undergo treatment and careful monitor- first-ever Scientific Statement on the intersection of car- ing. Furthermore, both diseases share common “lifestyle” diovascular disease (CVD) and breast cancer (BC). The risk factors. Those risk factors are age (both chronological statement was a comprehensive overview of the epidemi- and age at menarche and menopause), diet, family history, ology of CVD in those with BC and covered 3 main topic alcohol intake, hormone replacement, and tobacco use. areas: the common risk factors, the cardiovascular effects However, it is relevant to discuss in more detail those risk of cancer therapy, and monitoring and preventing CVD factors that may be the direct or indirect targets of physical in women treated for BC. Getting the most media atten- therapy interventions in the primary, secondary, tertiary tion was the discussion of the cardiotoxic side effects http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Rehabilitation Oncology Wolters Kluwer Health

Breast Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease: Defining the Role of Physical Therapists

Rehabilitation Oncology , Volume 36 (4) – Oct 1, 2018

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Wolters Kluwer Health
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© 2018 Oncology Section, APTA.
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2168-3808
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2381-2427
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10.1097/01.REO.0000000000000140
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Abstract

RESEARCH ROUND-UP Breast Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease: Defining the Role of Physical Therapists Sherry O. Pinkstaff, PT, PhD Associate Professor, Physical Therapy Program, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL In February of this year, the American Heart Associ- during the next 5 years, a period of time in which patients ation (AHA) made national headlines when it released its with cancer will undergo treatment and careful monitor- first-ever Scientific Statement on the intersection of car- ing. Furthermore, both diseases share common “lifestyle” diovascular disease (CVD) and breast cancer (BC). The risk factors. Those risk factors are age (both chronological statement was a comprehensive overview of the epidemi- and age at menarche and menopause), diet, family history, ology of CVD in those with BC and covered 3 main topic alcohol intake, hormone replacement, and tobacco use. areas: the common risk factors, the cardiovascular effects However, it is relevant to discuss in more detail those risk of cancer therapy, and monitoring and preventing CVD factors that may be the direct or indirect targets of physical in women treated for BC. Getting the most media atten- therapy interventions in the primary, secondary, tertiary tion was the discussion of the cardiotoxic side effects

Journal

Rehabilitation OncologyWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Oct 1, 2018

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