Radio-induced cardiotoxicity: From physiopathology and risk factors to adaptation of radiotherapy treatment planning and recommended cardiac follow-up
AffiliationDepartment of radiation oncology, institut Curie, 75005 Paris, France.
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AbstractCancer and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are the leading cause of mortality worldwide, and breast cancer (BC) the most common malignancy affecting women worldwide. Radiotherapy is an important component of BC treatment and participates in CVD occurrence. It seems, therefore, crucial to gather both radiation oncology and cardiology medical fields to improve the follow-up quality of our BC patients. This review aims at updating our knowledge regarding cardiotoxicities risk factors, and consequently, doses constraints in case of 3D-conformal and IMRT treatment planning. Then we will develop how to reduce cardiac exposure and what kind of cardiac follow-up we could recommend to our breast cancer patients.
CitationKirova Y, Tallet A, Aznar MC, Loap P, Bouali A, Bourgier C. Radio-induced cardiotoxicity: From physiopathology and risk factors to adaptation of radiotherapy treatment planning and recommended cardiac follow-up. Cancer Radiother. 2020.