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Severe Aortic Stenosis Due to Radiation for Childhood Cancer

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Joined: Aug 2014


I am a 35 year cancer survivor looking for other long term childhood cancer survivors who had radiation (to the chest or mantle) and have been diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis (as a long term side affect from the radiation) and need a valave replacement but are considered high risk (due to lung capacity because of radiation as well).

I was 3 when originally diagnosed with undifferentiated sarcoma and underwent surgery, intense radiation and two years of chemo. i have severe arotic stenosis that is considerably getting worse and am going for more investigative testing to determine if surgery will be possible.

Anyone out there?

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Joined: Nov 2011

Hi.  FYI - I found another site acor.org.  If you sign up for long term survivors section on that webiste, I also found it very infomrative too and especially if you search "heart" issues you will find a lot and might get answers from other survivors.  I have SVT from rad damage.  Good luck.  Hope this finds ou well.  God Bless


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