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Mitigating risk of cardiovascular disease in people living with and beyond cancer

Faithfull, Sara, Burton, C, Clarke, S, Kirby, M, Lyon, A, Levitt, G and Walter, F (2017) Mitigating risk of cardiovascular disease in people living with and beyond cancer Cancer Nursing Practice, 16 (1). pp. 18-23.

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Abstract

Rates of cancer survival have increased in recent decades due to earlier diagnosis and improved therapies, but a longer life span does not necessarily equate to a healthier life. Chronic illness as a consequence of cancer and its treatment is reported in a significant proportion of survivors. An increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as myocardial infarction, stroke and heart failure. Is one of the side effects of some cancer therapies. Nurses in oncology and primary care can minimise cardiovascular risks by improving people’s awareness of symptoms, conducting health assessment and appropriate referrals. Secondary prevention through lifestyle advice, smoking cessation and obesity reduction is also essential. This should be in combination with more detailed cardiac assessment for those high-risk groups at all stages of the patient pathway. Appropriate risk management and early detection of heart problems can prevent long term illness and reduce multimorbidity for people living with and beyond cancer.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Health Sciences
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Faithfull, SaraS.Faithfull@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Burton, CUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Clarke, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kirby, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lyon, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Levitt, GUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Walter, FUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : February 2017
Identification Number : 10.7748/cnp.2017.e1352
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2017 RCN Publishing. This is not the Version of Record
Uncontrolled Keywords : : cardiac toxicity, living with and beyond cancer, secondary prevention, side effects, survivorship
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 21 Feb 2017 19:14
Last Modified : 19 Jul 2017 10:26
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/813594

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