Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Heart Attack Survivors have a Much Higher Risk of Cancer

126,000 Danish patients who survived heart attacks were followed for up to 17 years.  The relative risk for developing lung cancer was 44% and bladder cancer was 31%, despite likely recommendations for smoking cessation.  The mechanism is unknown.  However, if those patients had been treated with chelation therapy for vascular disease, I would have expected a major drop in free radicals, which in turn might have lessoned the subsequent risk of cancer.  In my opinion, a combination of aggressive smoking cessation and chelation should be routine medical care following an acute myocardial infarction.

See Danish National Patient Registry for more details.



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