Breast radiation raises risk of IHD

Breast cancer survivors treated with radiotherapy face an increased risk of ischaemic heart disease, and the more radiation they received, the higher their risk, research shows.

Women who underwent radiotherapy between 1958 and 2001 saw their relative risk of a major coronary event increase by 7.4% for every gray of radiation incidentally received by the heart.

Published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine, the study showed the increased