New medical reports reveal the fact that adolescent and young adult cancer survivors are experiencing a higher risk of facing treatment-related effects later in life. These potential harsh effects include damage to the heart.
It’s also been revealed by new research that there are various sociodemographic and modifiable risk factors associated with these patients’ risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). The findings are published by Wiley online in Cancer publication.
Study results revealed
Medical Xpress website notes that the study by investigators at Duke University and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center relied on 2009–2018 data from the National Health Interview Survey, which collects information on a broad range of health topics through personal interviews of US households.
“Responses from 4,766 AYA cancer survivors and 47,660 controls (without a history of cancer) were included. The risk of CVD was significantly higher in survivors than controls by sex, race/ethnicity, income, education, smoking status, and physical activity,” according to the reports.
It’s also been revealed that in the AYA survivor population, male sex, Black race, household income and current or former smoking were all associated with higher odds of CVD.
More than that, it’s also been reported that performing any moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity was associated with lower CVD odds.
“These results highlight the importance of long-term surveillance of AYAs after cancer treatment to ensure that appropriate screenings are initiated to reduce the risk of CVD and to promote healthy behavioral changes, such as physical activity, which impact long-term CVD outcomes,” said the lead author Amy Berkman, MD, of the Duke University School of Medicine.
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