Heart damage from radiation?
I had radiation on my left breast 11 years ago when I was 41 and am concerned about potential heart damage. At the time, I asked my radiation oncologist because the cancer was so close to my heart, and he blew me off and said the way they do it now doesn't cause damage. This was February/March 2010. I do not have any symptoms, but as I get older, it's always in the back of my mind that there could be damage I'm unaware of. I've decided to meet with a specialist in a cardiac/oncology center. I am having an EKG, echocardiogram, and a consult with the doctor. I'm curious if anyone else has had these concerns, what your doctors have told you, and if anyone actually has heart damage. Any feedback would be appreciated.