If you develop heart problems during or after cancer treatment, your doctors will talk to you about the best way to manage them. Heart problems are often treated with medicines. Some conditions are treated with a heart procedure or surgery.
Your cancer doctor may arrange for you to see a cardiologist (heart doctor) for advice. Some heart problems will be managed and monitored by your GP.
If you are having cancer treatment when the heart problem starts, your cancer doctor may suggest changing your cancer treatment to prevent further damage to the heart. These changes may include:
- stopping cancer treatment for a time
- lowering the dose
- changing to a different treatment that is less likely to cause heart problems
- stopping cancer treatment completely.