Good Evening! My mother-in-law is 76 years old, still working 3 days a week in a factory, has always hated taking pills (even aspirin), can run circles around me and is in reasonably good health. Just about a month ago, she had her first heart attack. The doctors implanted a stint and she is now on 4 different medications. Welcome to the real world, Mom!
This afternoon she had a follow-up appointment with her cardiologist. When she came home, she announced "More Great News!" Apparently the doctor told her that because of the stint, her chances for developing breast cancer skyrocketed. Unfortunately, she didn't pursue the subject or ask for an explanation.
Can anyone explain the correlation between a stint to open a blocked artery and an increased risk of breast cancer? Is there someplace I can go to get more info for her? This makes absolutely no sense to me!