The cardio-oncology clinic at Spectrum Health provides comprehensive care for cancer patients who have cardiac risk factors, heart disease or may develop cardiac side effects from their cancer treatment.
Chemotherapy drugs used to treat different types of cancers, as well as radiation therapy to the chest, may have lasting side effects on the heart. The goals of the cardio-oncology clinic are:
When treating cancer, some of the treatments may cause lasting damage to your heart. This is especially true if you are at risk for heart disease.
The cardio-oncology clinic has a team of cardiologists and nurses from Spectrum Health Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center who work very closely with the cancer specialists at the Spectrum Health Cancer Center. We provide clinical assessment, comprehensive care, cardiac imaging for screening and monitoring and work closely with patients to help prevent potential cardiac complications of cancer treatment.
We treat patients at all stages of cancer treatment:
At any time, the cardio-oncology team is here to provide comprehensive cardiac care for patients with a diagnosis of cancer.
Cancer patients who may benefit from cardio-oncology clinic evaluation include those who have:
When treating cancer, some of the treatments used to save your life, could also cause lasting damage to your heart. This is especially true if you are at risk for heart disease. Wissam Abdallah, MD, cardiologist discusses how he is involved in monitoring every stage of cancer