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Cancer patients get heart assessment in hospital program
Dr. Abhishek Gaur, of The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, is part of the team providing specialized heart care to patients with cancer. Cancer patients undergoing the rigorous treatment required to fight the disease sometimes have the potential to develop heart disease. Oncologists will collaborate with cardiologists and other specialists as a cancer patient begins treatment to help keep the heart muscle safe from the potentially damaging cancer treatments.
If having advanced cancer isn’t enough of a health worry, intense treatment can bring about another serious medical problem — heart disease. It’s a scenario Jorene Pilcher of Gainesville knows too well. She was diagnosed 12 years ago with stage 4 breast cancer.