Who is at risk, what are the symptoms and chances of recovery from cancer of the heart, said scientists.
Experts of the center for diseases of heart and vessels, University of Michigan (USA), headed by Dr. Monika Lech conducted a major study that shed light on the causes of cancer of the heart.
This disease though rare (1.4 cases per 100 thousand people), but still deadly. Therefore it requires careful study.
– In my practice surgeons may encounter one or two cases of cancer of the heart. Most tumors (about 75%) have a benign nature, explains a cardiac surgeon Monica Leh. Most often the cancer of the heart muscle has a genetic background. At risk must be all the people who have a even benign malformations of the heart.
Her colleague Scott Schutz (responsible for the program for the study of tumors of connective tissue) believes that cancer rarely affects the heart because of the structure of this body. Proven that cancer cells more attractive is the epithelial tissue than connective, which consists of heart.
What predictions cancer of the heart? The study’s authors believe that in most cases the tumor is completely resectable, and most often benign. However, if it is not diagnosed in time it can cause a heart attack.
If the person is a long time began to feel extremely tired, began to feel tingling in the region of the heart, and cyanotic nails and lips, should be tested. It could be cancer!