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Heart Failure Linked to Higher Chance of Cancer Diagnosis

Reuters reports that patients who have suffered from heart failure are “more likely to be diagnosed with cancer.” A study matched 961 newly diagnosed heart failure patients with people of the same age and gender that didn’t have the disease. After 8 years, 244 people in the study were diagnosed with cancer. Researchers calculated that heart failure patients were 68% more likely to develop cancer than the non heart failure patients. The study concluded that future research should be dedicated to determining the exact cause of this correlation.

Read the article published by Reuters.