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Virtual: Long-Term Effects and Toxicities of Cancer Treatment on Cardiovascular Health
Thursday, July 23, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDTFree
As cancer patients live longer, many are living with and dying from comorbid cardiovascular diseases as major complications of intense oncologic treatments. These cardiovascular risks attributed to radiation and chemotherapy may persist up to 45 years after therapy. If recognized early as a risk and managed properly, much heart disease and its risk factors in cancer patients could be prevented or treated early in the course of cancer therapy. Onco-cardiologist Dr. Okwuosa will discuss cardiovascular diseases and cancer as well as how to intersect both specialties, thereby effecting – and hopefully achieving – a comprehensive care plan for the patient with both diagnoses.
Presented by Tochukwu M. Okwuosa, DO, Rush University Medical Center
*Registration closes 8pm on July 22
*Program opens for log-in 15 minutes prior to the start time
*An email with log-in instructions will be sent the evening before the program and a reminder 2 hours prior to the start of the program