People who have problems with cancer significantly more often than others are experiencing strokes or heart attacks, especially in the first weeks and months after learning about the disappointing results of the survey.
This conclusion managed to do, a group of researchers from Cornell College Weill on the basis of the analysis of people aged at least 66 years old, who not long ago was diagnosed with a malignant tumor. In the composition of the control groups were volunteers, not suffering from cancer.
The result was that after about six months since diagnosis number of strokes and heart attacks among cancer patients was higher (4.7 percent) in comparison with healthy participants (2.2 percent).
In addition, the degree of risk is directly dependent on the stage of the disease. Over time, the situation gradually returned to normal, and already after a year from the time of diagnosis of any differences between the groups disappeared.