Contemporary anti-cancer therapy and radiation treatments have greatly improved the survival rates of patients with cancer. However, cancer patients may incur significant cardiovascular side effects directly related to their treatments and/or develop a higher risk of cardiovascular disease or complications as a result of some cancer therapies. As cancer treatment improves, it is important to address potential cardiovascular side effects, underlying cardiovascular disease, and cardiovascular risk factors in many cancer patients.
The MaineHealth Cardio-Oncology program brings together some of the most talented cardiovascular specialists and cancer care providers in northern New England.
In partnership with oncologists from the MaineHealth Cancer Care Network, our cardiologists predict, monitor, and manage the effect that cancer treatments have on the heart and cardiovascular system. Early cardiac testing and regular monitoring can help prevent and/or mitigate cardiovascular complications for cancer patients—minimizing potential interruptions in their cancer therapy.
Our Cardio-Oncology program is a joint initiative with the MaineHealth Cancer Care Network, which brings together nearly 300 of the most talented cancer care providers in northern New England.
If you are a provider who would like to refer a patient for MaineHealth cardio-oncology services, please review our clinical guidelines and call 207-885-9905.