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Virtual: Long-Term Effects and Toxicities of Cancer Treatment on Cardiovascular Health
Thursday, April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDTFree
As cancer patients live longer, many are living with and dying from co-morbid 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 during 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 at 8:00 pm on April 26th.
*Program opens for log-in 10 minutes prior to the start time
*An email with log-in instructions will be sent the evening before the program.