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Thanks, but cancer is not the problem now…only complications from radiation damage in the 80's. Now it is drastic heart failure. My 66 year old daughter takes handfuls of medications, but still breath getting shorter, energy lower. Needs heart transplant, but radiation scarring makes operation too risky, according to Oklahoma Heart Institute. Am hoping research on right ventricle insert (?) might be able to help. Thanks for listening. Ida Lundy

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Hi Ida,
I'm sorry to hear that your daughter is still dealing with radiation damage from cancer treatments, resulting in drastic heart failure. Cancer treatment-induced heart disease does happen. There is a discussion on Mayo Clinic Connect dedicated to it here:
– Cancer Treatment Induced Heart Disease https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/radiation-induced-heart-disease/

The cancer education team also posted a related blog and video here on Mayo Clinic Connect. See
– Cancer Treatment and the Heart https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/cancer-education-center/newsfeed-post/cancer-treatment-and-the-heart-1/

Has your daughter been seen at a Cardio-Oncology clinic? Have you and your daughter considered a second opinion regarding her qualification for a heart transplant? May I ask what type of cancer your daughter had?

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