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Preventing Heart Attacks in Lymphoma Patients Treated with Radiation
"Patients treated for Hodgkin's Disease with radiation therapy to the chest and neck areas have an increased incidence of atherosclerosis in coronary arteries and other major blood vessels as well as damage to the heart valves. This has become an especially important devistating late complication in patients successfully treated for Hodgkin's Disease."
The good news is, he notes, that Statin drugs can prevent and can also reduce already formed cholesterol plaques in the coronary arteries and other arteries as well.
If you've had radiation therapy for lymphoma, you should read this commentary and consider talking to your doctor.