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Risk of cardiovascular disease after breast cancer


People who are diagnosed with cancer can have heart disease after their diagnosis. Risk of heart disease may increase if they have risk factors, such as cancer treatment that can have a potentially toxic effect on the heart, or if they have a previous history of heart disease, if they were smokers or obese. We aim to find out if Australian women with breast cancer have different risks of heart disease based on health, or socioeconomic-related factors.