Items Tagged ‘Hugo Chavez’

March 8, 2013

Hugo Chavez Death Highlights Heart Risk After Cancer

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

A heart attack ended up killing Venezuelan president and longtime cancer sufferer Hugo Chavez, a source close to Chavez revealed. And cancer experts say that’s not unusual…Anti-cancer drugs such as anthracyclines, a mainstay of breast cancer chemo, as well as newer medications such as the drug Herceptin may cause heart damage by weakening the heart muscle, Dr. Timothy […]

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Tags: ABC News, anthracyclines, anti-cancer drugs, Dr. Timothy Moynihan, heart attack, heart damage, Herceptin, Hugo Chavez

February 27, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Is Chavez sacrificing cancer care for privacy?

By Mystery User

As Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez flies to Cuba Friday for surgery to remove a possibly cancerous growth, top doctors say he could be taking a risk by skipping more respected cancer centers in Brazil or the U.S. if his illness proves more complicated…”If you have a ‘common’ cancer, that of the breast, colon or lung […]

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Tags: Cuba, Dr. Julian Molina, Hugo Chavez, possibly cancerous growth, Venezuelan President

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