Radiation-induced cardiac damage

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What is radiation-induced cardiac damage?

Radiation therapy (RT) is used for certain types of cancers and is targeted to specific areas, such as the chest, depending on the location of cancer. RT may cause acute inflammation to radiated heart tissue and can be the cause of cardiac complications years later.

Common symptoms reported by people with radiation-induced cardiac damage

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with radiation-induced cardiac damage

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Compare treatments taken by people with radiation-induced cardiac damage

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Who has radiation-induced cardiac damage on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 3
40s 0
50s 7
60s 7
70+ 6
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 8
Female 15

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 4
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from radiation-induced cardiac damage patients who have completed their condition history
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