Thursday, March 14, 2013

In the category of 'now they tell us'

Today's New England Journal of Medicine announces that women who are treated with radiation for breast cancer run a higher risk of ischemic heart disease. They claim that's okay because they got rid of the cancer so we shouldn't mind a little heart disease.

But I digress. The heart damage shows up five years after treatment and the risk continues for  more than twenty years.

Clearly in the category of what doesn't kill us makes us stronger.

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