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Breast Cancer Radiotherapy Raises Risk Of Heart Disease Slightly
2013-03-15 09:09:17

Doctors have known for quite a while that radiation treatment for breast cancer increases a woman's risk of heart disease, but the extent of that additional risk was unknown. A new study, published in a recent online issue of The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), further explains those risks.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.