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The Connection Between Cancer and Heart Care

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Just as your cancer diagnosis is unique, so is your cardiac health before and sometimes after treatment. Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center’s specialized cardio-oncology clinic works with Our Lady of the Lake’s Heart & Vascular Institute to assess any heart issues you may have prior to cancer diagnosis. The clinic team also addresses any side effects that may occur during and following chemotherapy and radiation.

The Cancer Center recently announced Dr. Tara Jarreau as the new lead of this specialized clinic. In this role, Dr. Jarreau leads a team, in coordination with your oncologist to prevent and proactively manage any heart conditions that may arise during your cancer treatment. This occurs through close monitoring and cardiac screenings.

Click on the link below to learn more about Dr. Jarreau and the benefits of the cardio-oncology clinic. Talk to your cardiologist if you would like to be referred.