What is Cardio-Oncology?
The survival of patients with cancer has dramatically improved over the past 30 years. These cancer therapies, including certain types of chemotherapy and radiation to the chest, may increase the risk for heart disease in some patients. Some heart issues can occur during cancer therapies while others can occur years or even decades later.
Cardio-Oncology is a specialty within cardiology that focuses on state-of-the-art cardiovascular care for patients with current or a prior history of cancer. They focus on the prevention, early detection, management, and recovery of cardiovascular function in patients receiving or having previously received cancer therapies.
At St Luke’s Cardio-Oncology program, we evaluate cardiovascular symptoms and treat cardiovascular disease. We develop an individualized screening plan for patients at risk of cardiac complications from their cancer therapies. Our Cardio-Oncology team works closely with St. Luke’s Cancer Center to facilitate cancer therapy and limit any potential associated cardiac toxicities with the ultimate goal of improving the survival and quality of life of our patients with cancer.
St. Luke’s Cardio-Oncology Clinic Locations:
St. Luke’s Heart & Vascular Center
1469 8th Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18018
701 Ostrum Street
Bethlehem, PA 18105
St. Luke’s Cancer Center
St. Luke’s Anderson Campus
1600 St. Luke's Boulevard, 2nd floor
Easton, PA 18045
To request an appointment, call 484-526-7800 or ask your primary care doctor, oncologist, or cardiologist for a referral.