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Cancer patients are at a higher risk of dying from heart disease and stroke, new study shows

November 26, 2019

Via: CNBC

Cancer patients have a higher risk of dying from heart disease and stroke with 10% of all cancer patients dying from cardiovascular problems, not cancer, according to a new study published in the European Heart Journal.

For some cancers, including breast, prostate, endometrial and thyroid cancer, the risk is even higher. Roughly half of those patients die from cardiovascular disease, according to a team of researchers led by the Penn State College of Medicine.

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