Cardio-oncology Clinic

Survival rates for cancer have increased significantly over the years thanks to better treatment with chemotherapy and radiation. And while this is great news, some cancer fighting drugs can lead to heart problems or make existing heart problems worse. Heart problems that can arise from cancer treatment include heart failure, heart attacks, high or low blood pressure, and arrhythmias. If you or someone you know is at risk for cancer-related heart complications, our clinic can help.

Focused on Preventing Heart Damage Caused by Cancer Treatments

At UMass Memorial Medical Center our team of cardiac experts works with you through your cancer treatment to help prevent the harmful effects it has on your heart. Our program has experience in the diagnosis and management of heart conditions throughout all stages of cancer treatment.

  • Before treatment: A pre-treatment assessment can be performed if you have cardiovascular risk factors or existing cardiac disease prior to intensive or cardio-toxic cancer therapy.
  • During treatment: If you develop a potential cardiovascular symptom or show other evidence of cardiac injury while receiving active treatment, you can be promptly evaluated so that optimal cancer therapy can continue without interruption.
  • Survivors: Cancer survivors, particularly those exposed to cardio-toxic treatments, such as anthracyclines and/or chest radiation, are at risk for developing cardiac disease in the years after their initial treatment. You can be followed to ensure appropriate control of cardiovascular risk factors and early detection of problems that may arise.

One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care eight years in a row.

Healthgrades Cardiac Care America's 100 Best Award 2020.

Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award for ten years in a row.

Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award 2020.

Recipient of Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award for 11 years in a row. 

Healthgrades Coronary Excellence Award 2020.

First-time recipient of the Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award.

Healthgrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award 2020.

One of Healthgrades 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery five years in a row.

Healthgrades America's 50 Best Cardiac Surgery Award 2020.

Recipient of the American Heart Association's Get With the Guidelines Award

The American Heart Association's 2021 Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus award for Stroke in the Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.

Available Locations:

Ambulatory Care Center
UMass Memorial Medical Center
– University Campus

55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655

Contact the Cardio-oncology Clinic

Tel: 508-856-5599