Cardio-Oncology: Fluoropyrimidine Chemotherapy Treatment with 5-fluorouracil (5FU) or capecitabine

Questions to Ask Your Doctor

If part of your cancer treatment involves chemotherapy, you may wonder how your treatment may affect your heart. Here are some questions to consider asking at your next health visit.
  • What symptoms might be a sign of cardiotoxicity? When should I call my cancer team right away?
  • What type of heart monitoring will I receive during my chemotherapy?
  • What about my medical history could affect my risk of heart damage?
  • What are my risk factors for heart damage?
  • What types of heart tests might I need before, during, or after my cancer treatment?
  • What medications can be used to protect my heart during cancer treatment?
  • What steps can I take to help reduce my risk of developing cardiotoxicity?
  • What other treatments will I receive for my tumor?
  • Should I see a cardiologist or cardio-oncologist?
  • What resources are available for cancer survivors who are at risk for or have been affected by cardiotoxicity?
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