What carcinogens can cause heart cancer?

None identified. In almost four decades in pathology, i've never heard of a chemical that causes that rarest of rare primary cancers -- primary cardiac cancer, usually an angiosarcoma. In fact, i'm the discoverer of one of the rare heart tumors. Therapeutic radiation is the one carcinogen i'd think could increase the risks for the angiosarcs, but i couldn't find a series to confirm this.

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I'm allergic to cigarette smoke. A man was smoking next to my car. It was closed but some smoke got inside it. Can this cause lung/nasal/heart cancer?

No. Smnoking as a cause of lung cancer requires a large amount of smoke inhaled almost directly from smoking several pcks/day over a prolonged period of time. The occassional exposure to small amts of cigarette smoke will cause no problems. As bad as cancer, overexposure to smoke causes, elastase produced with emphysema and aortic aneurysms. Read more...

What are some common signs of heart cancer?

Rare disorder. Most of the cancers in heart are metastatic cancers. Primary cancers of the heart are very rare. Such a tumor may produce signs and symptoms of heart failure. Please see this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-cancer/an01288. Read more...
If there is a ? Than a echocardiogram & possible cardiac ct should be ordered. These are rare cancers. Read more...

Is there a gentle way to treat heart cancer?

No. Cancer of the heart is rare and there is no treatment. Secondary cancer, that is as a result of spread of cancer arising from another organ such as the lung and breast is not uncommon and denotes poor outcome.Treatment is directed towards the primary cancer. Read more...
Heart cancer. Heart cancer is extremely rare and carries a significant mortality. It is usually treated with chemotherapy, or supportive care depending on the stage of cancer. I would speak with your cancer doctor. Read more...

I'm curious as to why heart cancer is extremely rare?

Unknown. To the best of my l knowledge i don't know that anyone knows the answer to this question. Read more...
Guesses? 1) the heart is a muscle, and muscle tumors are rare 2) the heart is unique in being the only muscle in the human body not to rest - this constant activity may be a protective factor 3) the heart is one of only three organs in the body to use only glucose for energy in its normal function - this may rob the area of the glocose that cancer cells need to grow 4) the constant thumping may deter ca. Read more...

What is the newest biomedical approach to heart cancer?

Cancer. Depends on what type of cancer it is. Has it spread from some other place? If so then the prognosis is very bad. If it is a myxoma then surgery is needed. Read more...
Heart CA is rare. Heart cancers are rare, cancers develop in tissues that grow and multiply , one reason cancers rarely develop in heart, from connective tissues myxomas can develop . It is possible to place a mechanical heart till cadaver heart donor is available , i don't know it was ever done. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Heart cancer?

Neoplasm. A cancer that affects the heart muscle or valves would be considered a heart cancer. Most sources of cancer in the heart are a metastasis from another organ, but a few are primary from the heart. Cancer of the heart is very rare. Primary tumors of the heart can include myxoma, fibroelastoma, rhabdomyoma, lipoma, sarcoma, and others. Cardiac MRI can be helpful in assessment of cardiac tumors. Read more...

Treatments and care for heart cancer?

Exact diagnosis. Cancer very seldom arises in the heart itself. The common tumor of the heart is atrial myxoma which is removed surgically. If cancer spreads to the heart from a remote site, it usually does not cause trouble or admit of effective treatment by itself. Good luck. Read more...